idli recipe

How to make Wholesome Barnyard Vegetable Millet Idli recipe


Wholesome Barnyard Vegetable Millet Idli recipe is a wholesome recipe. It is a boon for those who are gluten allergic and heart patients. This recipe has majority of benefits. why ? because it is made by Barnyard millet. Barnyard millet also known as Sanwa rice is a wild seed, not a grain. It is a gluten free, rich in minerals and vitamins, low in carbohydrate, So this is definitely a weight loss and diabetic friendly recipe.


  • Barnyard Millet – 1 cup
  • Urad dal (white) – 1/2 cup
  • Thick Poha/flattened rice – 1/4 cup
  • All vegetables(finely chopped) – 1 cup including all (Carrots, green beans, capsicum, coriander leaves, green peas). Add as per your choice or availability.
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  • Baking soda – 1/3 tsp (if required)
  • Black pepper and Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil for greasing.


  • Wash the Barnyard millet and urad dal thoroughly. Add fenugreek seeds, some water and soak it for about 4-5 hours.
  • Drain the water and grind all soaked material into a smooth paste by adding a little water (make sure not to add too much of water). Consistency should be thick as rice idli batter. Add salt, allow the batter to ferment overnight for 7-8 hours.

Cooking Method:-

  • In the morning, firstly soak the poha for 15 min.
  • Now finely chop all the vegetables as per your choice.
  • When the batter is nicely fermented, add all veggies and black pepper into the batter and mix well.
  • Prepare idli steamer by adding some water, allow it to boil for steaming, grease the idli trays with some cooking oil. Pour the batter into them and start steaming for about 4-5 min on a medium flame.
  • After 4-5 min check idli if it is looking fluffy, remove all idli from steamer.

Your Vegetable barnyard millet idli is ready to be served, enjoy it with sambhar and coconut/peanut/tomato chutney.


Fermentation is a healthy process. It helps in improving digestion and improving gut health by producing good bacteria like probiotics.

But If you wish to make this recipe more quickly, soak the millets, urad dal and fenugreek seeds overnight. In the morning, make a smooth paste, add 1/3 tsp of baking soda for quick fermentation.


Calories: 80kcal

Carbs: 15g

Fat: 2g

Protein: 3g

Fiber: 3g

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poha idli

Healthy, Yummy, and fluffy Poha idli/Aval idli for a healthy breakfast

Poha idli is an easy south Indian breakfast recipe. It is an ideal alternative for basic idli which is made with rice, urad dal, and 8 hours of fermentation. We can make this poha idli without fermentation. We can make this recipe within an hour.

You can also try different variations of idli like HEALTHY VEG OATS IDLI, HYDERABADI SPOT IDLIS

Ingredients for poha idli/ aval idli:

  • Poha – 1 cup
  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Rava – 1 cup
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard seeds – 2 tsp
  • Cashew – 6-8
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 4-5
  • ENO – 1 sachet


Firstly, take a grinder, put poha in it, grind it well and whisk the curd until it turns smooth.

Now, take a bowl, put poha, and curd in it, and mix well.

After that, we will add rava (semolina), salt, and water to it and prepare a thick batter. Keep the batter at rest for 20 – 25 minutes until the water gets absorbed. Then, we will add some water to it and mix it well.

Then we will prepare tempering (tadka). For this, we will heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, cashew, and urad dal and roast for 1-2 minutes. Then we will add this tempering to our prepared idli batter. It will make our idli so much tasty.

Now, we will add ENO and mix well quickly.

Then, grease the idli maker and heat water in a vessel for steaming the idli.

Pour the batter into the idli maker and place it in boiling water. Don’t keep the idli maker when the water is not very hot otherwise, idli will not get cooked properly.

Now, cover the vessel with a lid and wait for 10 minutes.

Your yummy, fluffy, and healthy idlis are ready. Enjoy them with coconut chutney, mint coriander chutney, or with your favorite chutney.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

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