Saturday, 17 January 2015

Barley, Black Urad Dal Idli

Idli is a traditional breakfast in south Indian households. As per wiki, idli is a savory cake of South Indian origin that is popular throughout India. These cakes are usually two to three inches in diameter and are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils (de-husked) and rice. The fermentation process breaks down the starches so that they are more readily metabolized by the body.For a change i tried this famous south Indian breakfast with healthy ingredients in it.Yes i tried the whole black urad dal instead of the usual de-husked urad dal. This combination works absolutely fabulous and idlis came out simply awesome.

Barley, Black urad dal Idli

Am running my third week of blogging marathon with Nasta time as this week's theme, obviously my other posts will be some easy dishes you can simply dish out for your nasta. Nasta means the breakfast or snack which is a typical colloquial word.This healthy idli makes an excellent breakfast with interesting ingredients in it. May be the colour of this idli will be bit dull but tastewise you dont find any difference from usual idlis.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#48.

Barley Idli with whole black urad dal

1cup Pearl barley
1cup Idli rice
1/2cup Whole urad dal
1/2tsp Fenugreek seeds
Salt

Wash and soak the pearl barley,idli rice and urad dal with fenugreek seeds separately for 4-5 hours.

Grind as a bit coarse paste, add enough salt and keep overnite for fermentation.

Next day give a stir and pour enough fermented idly batter to the greased idly plates and steam cook them in idly cooker for 10-15minutes..

Serve this spongy idlis with spicy chutneys.

14 comments:

vaishali sabnani said...

That sure is a lovely twist to the regular idlis. The idlis look nice and spongy.

Suma Gandlur said...

I am not sure whether my earlier comment went through. The barley idli sounds novel and they have turned out puffy. Healthy and filling breakfast.

Varadas Kitchen said...

Except for the color they look light and fluffy just like regular idlis. Very innovative.

Sarita said...

Ohh very healthy Idli .., nicely done .

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

very healthy and delicious idli!!! I will love to try this...

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Oh Wow! Barley and whole urad in idli...Definitely a healthy twist. I am bookmarking this :)

Srivalli said...

Such a healthy choice Priya..your idlis have turned out great!

Srividhya said...

Hey great. I have loads of barley. Wasn't sure what to do with that. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Padmajha PJ said...

Love the idea of using these grains! Awesome!!

Pavani N said...

What an innovative idli you got there Priya -- barley & whole urad.. So healthy & nutritious.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Superb combination of barley and urad. Love the puffy and soft idlis.

Jayanthi Sindhiya said...

Idli looks so soft and porous....A very healthy recipe

Archana Potdar said...

Delicious and innovative idlis.

sravanthi said...

Priya,

I have made whole urad dal idli with rice. Never tried idli with barley.They look delicious. Will try your recipe next time :)