October 27, 2015

Protein Rich Idlis

Coming back after a long time decided to start on a healthier note with some nutritious twist to the ever preferred idlis...

1 cup jowar
1/2 cup quinoa
1/2 cup whole green moong
1/2 cup idli rice
1/2 cup urad dal
1/4 cup poha
1 tsp fenugreek/methi seeds

Start off by soaking the quinoa, whole moong and the jowar.  Basically I soaked these three ingredients double the time that I did for urad dal, rice, poha and methi seeds.  Wash everything thoroughly before starting to grind.  Grind the urad and methi in the idli grinder first till it is smooth and fluffy.  In the meanwhile, grind the quinoa, moong and the jowar individually in the blender jar with very minimal water.  You do not want to add too much water which might end up in a runny batter.  Add the rice to this and let it grind to a coarse consistency.  Now add all the other ingredients and also the ground poha to the above batter and let the grinder run till it is mixed thoroughly.  

Transfer the batter, add the needed salt and let it ferment overnight or till it rises in quantity.  
The batter is now ready to make some nutritious idlis.