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How to make Kodo millet idli for a healthy breakfast

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9000-Healthy kodo millet Steamed Indian food recipe
Healthy Kodo millet Steamed Indian food recipe

Kodo millet idli is an upgraded version of the classic South Indian breakfast dish, idli. The popularity of idli as a healthy breakfast option stems from the fact that it is gluten-free and easy on the stomach. The steaming process used to make idlis further enhances their lightness and nutritional value. By incorporating Kodo millet into the batter, the idlis become even more wholesome and nutritious. The batter can also be used to make dosas, another popular breakfast item. Pair your Kodo millet idli or dosa with your favorite sambar and chutney for a delicious and healthy breakfast. Enjoy the convenience and nutritional benefits of these steamed breakfast delights!

Kodo millet

In recent years, Kodo millet, an Indigenous crop has gained popularity as a health food due to its nutritional properties and low glycemic index. It is considered a superfood and is being promoted as an alternative to rice and wheat in many parts of the world. Kodo millet is a rich source of nutrients such as protein, fiber, iron, and B vitamins. It is also gluten-free, making it a suitable grain for people with gluten intolerance. Kodo millet is commonly used to make porridge, upma, dosa, and other traditional Indian dishes.

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Healthy kodo millet Steamed Indian food recipe

How to make Kodo millet idli for healthy breakfast

Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Indian


  • cups Kodo millet
  • cups Idly rice
  • cups Blacl lentils/Urad dal Skin removed
  • Water as required
  • Salt as required


  • Soak Kodo millet for 8 hours to get a smooth batter.
  • Soak Idli rice and black lentils separately for 2 hours.
  • Grind Black lentils separately with enough water till it becomes fluffy.
  • Grind Idli rice and Kodo millet together into a soft consistency.
  • Mix both batters and add salt.
  • Mix vigorously until everything blends together.
  • Keep it for fermentation for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Now the batter is ready to use.
  • After fermentation, pourthe batter in a idli plates and steam using the idli steamer.


  • Millet needs to be soaked for several hours to get a smooth batter.
  • Millet batter ferments faster than normal rice batter. So 5 to 6 hours is enough. Otherwise, the batter will end up sour, if you plan to refrigerate it for several days.
  • You can replace the Banyard millet with the Kodo millet.
  • A wet grinder works well in grinding millet.
Keyword finger millet, healthy food, kodo millet, traditional food

There are many different accompaniments you can serve with Kodo Millet Idli, depending on your personal taste preferences. Here are a few options:

  • Onion chutney
  • Tomato-onion chutney
  • Channa dal tomato-onion chutney
  • Coconut chutney
  • Coriander chutney
  • Mint chutney
  • Curry leaves chutney
  • Peanut chutney
  • Sambar
  • Fish curry
  • Chicken curry
  • Mutton curry

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