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How to make Kodo millet idli batter for healthy breakfast

by SG Chef
9000-Healthy kodo millet Steamed Indian food recipe
Healthy kodo millet Steamed Indian food recipe

It is common knowledge that Idli is a well-known breakfast recipe from South India. What makes Idli the healthiest breakfast? As it doesn’t have any gluten, it is gut-friendly. Steaming process makes the Idli light and healthy.

And we are including millets to make it healthier. This same batter can be used for Idli and Dosa. Enjoy the Idli and Dosa with your favourite Sambar, Chutney.

Steam the batter into Idli or Dosa to make the breakfast easy and healthy.


1cup=250 ml
  • Kodo millet- 2 1/2 cup
  • Idli rice- 1 1/2 cup
  • Black lentil(without skin)- 1 1/2 cup
  • 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 the 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.


  • 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 for several days.
  • You can replace Banyard millet for Kodo millet.
  • Wet grinder works well in grinding millet.


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  • Coconut chutney
  • Coriander chutney
  • Mint chutney
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  • Sambar
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  • Chicken curry
  • Mutton curry

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