Friday 21 March 2014

Thalicha Kambu Idli/Tempered Pearlmillet Idli

Pearlmillet / Bajra is one of the nutritious and the oldest millet used by our ancestors, its highly rich in fiber content which makes it more healthier. This millet is used as a regular meal in some regions of India. Its really very much advised to include this fibre rich millets quite often in our regular diet.Eating often pearlmillet provides us plenty of fibre,iron,magnesium,copper,zinc, vitamine E and B Complex, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. Its a gluten free grain, which can be easily included in a diet of a person who have allergy towards gluten.This grain is also highly effective and recommended for people who suffers from constipation and stomach ulcers.Obviously this grain is very much good for diabetics to keep their glucose levels normal.

Dunno how to add this incredible grain is your diet, just make our South Indian dishes like idlies,dosas and pongal with it. I do quite often idlies or dosas, but for a change i went for a tempered pearlmillet idli which sounds almost like Kanchipuram Idlies. This tempered spices gives a wonderful flavour to this idli and we had a satisfying dinner with nutritious rich idlies.Sending to my own event Healthy Diet-Cooking with Wholegrains guest hosted by Nupur.

1cup Pearl millet/Kambu
1cup Idli rice
1/2cup Whole urad dal(deskinned)
1/2tsp Fenugreek seeds

For Tempering:
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Grated ginger
Few cashew nuts (broken)
2nos Red chillies
Few curry leaves
A pinch Asafoetida powder

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

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

Next day give a stir.

Heat enough oil in a pan, add all the ingredients given for tempering and fry, once they get well fried add this tempered spices to the idly batter.

Stir well,pour enough fermented idly batter to the greased idly plates and steam cook them in idly cooker for 10-15minutes..

Serve this spongy spiced idlis with spicy chutneys..


Suja Ram said...

Thanks Priya for sharing the benefits of millet. Nutritious and tasty recipe. Will try this for sure.

great-secret-of-life said...

healthy idli Priya.. super

Unknown said...

Very healthy and nutritious too ..Love it dear :)

Priya said...

idli itself is healthy .that too adding kambu gives much benefits it

pankti said...

Loved this healthy twist given to the idli..

Shobha said...

How I wish I could try out all these.. but we don't get all these Indian grains here in Brazil..

Shruti J said...

Quite a healthy way to include super-grains to idlis :) Wonderful post....