Bajra Idli

Simple masalas make these bajraidlis very delicious. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Bajra Idli
Main Ingredients Bajra, Rice
Cuisine Karnataka
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 10-15 hour
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Bajra Idli

  • 3 cups Bajra
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 cup Skinless black gram (dhuliurad dal)
  • ½ teaspoon Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 2 tbsps + Rice bran oil
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger chopped
  • 4-5 Green chillies chopped
  • 10-15 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Soda bicarbonate


  1. Soak pearl millet in lukewarm water overnight. Soak black gram with fenugreek seeds for 2 hours. Soak rice for 2 hours.
  2. Drain and grind each finely and mix all of them in a big bowl. Cover and keep in a warm place to ferment overnight.
  3. Heat 2 tbsps rice bran oil in a small non-stick pan, add asafoetida, mustard seeds, ginger and green chillies and saute for 1 minute. Add curry leaves and mix and add this tempering to the batter. Add salt and mix well. Add soda and mix well.
  4. Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Grease an idli mould with a little oil. Half fill the moulds with the batter and put them on the stand. Keep the stand in the steamer, cover and steam for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Remove the idlis from the moulds and arrange them on a serving plate. Garnish with fresh red chilli flower and serve hot with green chutney.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2345
Carbohydrates 373.5
Protein 92.5
Fat 53.5