Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kuthiraivaali Idly

#BarnyardmilletIdly - #KuthiraivaaliIdly :

Kuthiraivaali Idli [ Barnyard millet Idli ]


#Kuthiraivaali is called #Barnyardmillet in English.
Kuthiraivaali is one of the millet whose fiber content is more than rice and wheat.

Kuthiraivaali [ Barnyard millet ]

It is one of the richest sources of Thiamin [ Vitamin b6 ].

Kuthiraivaali [ Barnyard millet ]
Kuthiraivaali - Barnyard Millet

English                                : Barnyard Millet Or Japanese Barnyard Millet
Common Name                  : Sawan Or sanwa Or Samo Or Morio
Marathi & Chhattisgarh       : Bhagar Or Varai
Kannada                             : Oodalu
Oriya                                  : Kira
Punjabi                               : Swank
Telugu                                : Udalu Or Kodi Sama
Scientific Name                   : Echinochloa Frumentacea
Source : Echinochloa , Barnyard Millet 
To know on Millets

The taste of Kuthiraivaali is better than varagu or samai and more or less equal to raw rice.
Here comes the recipe to make idly with this millet.

Ingredients :
1 cup                                 Barnyard millet [ kuthiraivaali ]
1/3 cup                              Black gram flour
1 Tsp                                 Salt
1/2 cup                              Curd
1 packet                            Eno Fruit Salt

Method :
Wash barnyard millet once and drain water completely.
Now grind just for 2 or three rounds [ just for a second ] so that the grains break up like sooji.
Transfer into a vessel.
Add black gram flour [ urad flour ], curd and salt.
Mix well and add some water to get dosai batter consistency so that when millet get soaked up will attain idly batter consistency.
Close it with a lid and allow to stand for 2 hours or until barnyard millet gets soaked.

After it gets soaked up keep an idly maker with water on a stove over HIGH flame.
Add eno fruit salt to the batter and mix well.
The batter foams and raises.


Grease the pits of the idly plate and fill the pits with batter.
Keep inside the idly maker and  steam cook for 8 - 10 minutes.


Check before scooping out idlies with a tooth pick or knife edge.

Again grease the pits with oil and fill with batter.
Steam cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
[ Subsequent batches take lesser time to cook than the first batch. ]

Kuthiraivaali Idli [ Barnyard millet Idli ]

Enjoy hot idlies with chutney or sambar.

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