Millets are a wonderful substitute for rice and wheat that is consumed widely. Though these wonderful grains are not new to us, they were definitely forgotten for a while. With the internet people are becoming more and more aware of these wonderful grains. While some of them had switched back to millet on a daily basis, there are millions of recipes based out of millets . Millets are gluten- free, does not have carbs and rich in fibre. Due to high fibre content, millets keep you full. They have anti- inflammatory properties, which is most important for the body.
Of the many millet recipes in my blog, I am adding another South-Indian delight – Idli made with Barnyard millet / Kuthiraivali. Idli is one of the worlds very healthy breakfast and if that is done with millet, it is an additional bonus to have good source of fibre for your breakfast. I have not used rice to make this Idli and hence it is completely free of carbs. Some Barnyard Idlis with sambar or chutney will definitely be a healthy and fulfilling breakfast.
See the links for more Millet based Breakfast recipes: Instant Kambu Paniyaram, Little Millet Idli, Foxtail Millet Uthappam, Fingermillet Dosa, Chola Dosa,
- In this recipe, I have not used rice to make these Idli. If you are starting with millets, try adding equal portions of barnyard millet with rice and make this Idli.
- Adding Methi/ Fenugreek seeds is important to get soft Idlis. Do not avoid it.