Sama rice Idli or vrat ki idli

Sama rice Idli or vrat ki idli

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 chutney and they both complement each other perfectly. 

LOOKING FOR NAVRATRI MEAL PLANNER , FOLLOW THIS LINK.

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.

Other vrat recipes – Sabudana LadooVrat Rajgiria PuriSabudana UttapamKuttu and Singhare ke atte ki RotiSabudana KhichdiSabudana Vrat DosaSama ki Tikki or Sabudana Vada and more….

Sama rice Idli or vrat ki idli

Sama rice Idli or vrat ki idli
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Try this super easy barnyard millet's steamed cakes made with fresh veggies. It's healthy and delicious.
Servings Prep Time
16-18 Idlis 2 HOURS
Cook Time
6-8 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
16-18 Idlis 2 HOURS
Cook Time
6-8 MINUTES
Sama rice Idli or vrat ki idli
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Rating: 5
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Try this super easy barnyard millet's steamed cakes made with fresh veggies. It's healthy and delicious.
Servings Prep Time
16-18 Idlis 2 HOURS
Cook Time
6-8 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
16-18 Idlis 2 HOURS
Cook Time
6-8 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup Sama Rice
  • 1/2 cup Beaten Curd (yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon Unsweetend desiccated Coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Roasted cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed red chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoon Finely chopped or shredded Cabbage (omit if you do not eat in vrat)
  • 2 tablespoon Finely chopped or shredded Carrots (omit if you do not eat in vrat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Eno (fruit Salt) (see notes above)
  • Salt to Taste (Sendha Namak)
  • Oil to Grease idli moulds
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METHOD
  1. Measure Sama rice.
  2. This is how sama rice looks like.
  3. Soak them in water for 2 hours.
  4. After the soaking time drain water.
  5. Assemble rest of the ingredients.
  6. In a food processor add all the ingredients except eno.
  7. Grind it to a fine paste.
  8. Heat water in a pan. Grease Idli moulds.
  9. Just before pouring idli batter into the moulds, add ENO and whisk it well.
  10. Pour batter in idli moulds. ( LOOKING FOR NAVRATRI MEAL PLANNER , FOLLOW THE LINK ABOVE.)
  11. Place idli moulds in the steaming pot, cover and steam cook for 6-7 minutes.
  12. Steamed idlis after 7 minutes.
  13. Allow them to sit for a while and then remove it from the moulds.
  14. Serve them hot with coconut chutney or vrat chutney.
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10 Responses

  1. Namrata says:

    Thanks it’s really easy and tasty

  2. Nimisha says:

    Looks interesting. Can this be cooked in microwave? If yes, would 4 mins that are enough for instant idli mix be fine? Please suggest

  3. drjyotiawhad says:

    Very easy recipe

  4. vijay nakod says:

    nice dish easy to cook

  5. sudhapillai says:

    Good recepie.sama. idli is good one.

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