Finally, it’s Fridaaay and who doesn’t love Fridays… at least I do. 🙂 Friday means weekend is here and you have two full days of break from work – breathe, relax and enjoy!! And to top that, it’s Navratri week meaning simple and easy meals that require minimal time to cook and are healthy too. Today’s recipe is all about that – sama rice Idli or vrat ki idli are steamed cakes made with fresh veggies. It’s healthy and super delicious.
Sama rice or barnyard millets/mordhan/moraiyo is a gluten- free grain which behaves like rice and is a perfect fasting ingredient. These idlis made with yogurt and fresh veggies are extremely fluffy and light. Pair it up with coconut chutneyand they both complement each other perfectly.
RECIPE DETAIL – Soak sama rice for 2-3 hours, drain and grind it to a fine paste along with other ingredients. I have added crushed red chili flakes because I didn’t wanted my idlis to end up red in color . Also I have added carrots and cabbage to this recipe but feel free to substitute these veggies with chopped spinach*. Just before steaming add eno and steam for 6-7 minutes. You can substitute eno with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda.
This Navratri try these healthy and delicious barnyard millet’s fluffy idlis that are filling and super yummy!! Nothing else is needed except a big bowl of coconut chutney.. Yum and Perfecto!!
You can substitute Eno for 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon citric acid. If neither of these are allowed in a fast then- ferment the batter in a warm place overnight and make soft idlis in the morning.
*DISCLAIMER – If you do not consume a particular veggie or spice during Navratri , feel free to leave that out and follow your family vrat guidelines.