Sama chawal, which isn’t really rice however a seed, is a very talked-about ingredient in India. It’s used within the recipes of many dishes which are consumed throughout the spiritual fasting season. This Sama Chawal Idli or Vrat ki Idli is a novel variation to the South Indian idlis. These are made with out the common rice, however with sama ke chawal. Thus, an ideal selection of dish to your vrats or fasts and even on common days. A vegan, gluten free and fairly a nutritious recipe.
It is a fermented idli constituted of sama, samo, samvat or vari rice which is a millet grain used throughout fasting in India. I had made the idlis yesterday on the primary day of Navratri fasts. Accompanied the idli with a no onion no garlic coconut chutney.
Aside from sama ke chawal (barnyard millet) I’ve additionally added sabudana (tapioca pearls). These idlis should not just like the common idlis, however for fasting they’re good. So don’t count on them to be mushy and fluffy like common idlis. I’m not saying they’re exhausting. They have been mushy however don’t examine the softness with the idlis constituted of rice and urad dal.
On fasting days I desire to have one thing gentle and wholesome. So made these idlis. The batter is allowed to ferment in a single day. There’s a nice bitter aroma the following day within the batter. To leaven I’ve added baking soda which does assist in making the idlis rise whereas steaming.
A variation of those vrat ki idlis can be so as to add 1 to 2 tbsp yogurt after which add the baking soda earlier than making the idlis. with the identical batter, even khatta dhokla will be made.
For making dhoklas, stir in about 1/2 cup bitter yogurt (curd) within the floor batter. Depart to ferment in a single day. Earlier than getting ready, add 1 tsp eno or fruit salt and steam the batter to make dhokla.
To make these idlis, I simply added about 2 pinches of baking soda within the batter. Since I don’t just like the soapy aroma of baking soda, I all the time add much less. If you happen to don’t thoughts, then you possibly can simply add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
Aside from being a wonderful supply of fibre, sama rice can also be wealthy in proteins, low in energy and is right for diabetics. So do attempt to embrace them in your food plan.
In case you are planning to maintain Navratri quick then you possibly can refer this detailed put up on Navratri recipes and vrat rules.
Kindly observe which you could make these vrat ki idlis with out the baking soda too. Nonetheless, in that case, idlis will probably be barely dense however nonetheless style good. If you need to use fruit salt (Eno), additionally it is a substitute.
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sama ke chawal ki idli
Vrat ki idli recipe – idli made with out rice which you can also make for fasting or for normal days too.
Prep Time 9 hrs
Prepare dinner Time 10 minutes
Whole Time 9 hrs 10 minutes
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Take each the sama ke chawal and sabudana in a bowl.
Rinse then effectively and soak in sufficient water for 3 hours.
Drain after which grind in a moist grinder.
No want so as to add any water because the sago grains soak up sufficient water to assist with the grinding. However if you’re unable to grind in your grinder then simply add 2-3 tsp of water.
The consistency of the batter could be a bit granular.
Take the batter in a bowl and permit to ferment for 8-9 hours or in a single day,
Earlier than getting ready, add salt to the batter and blend effectively.
Warmth water in a steamer or an electrical cooker.
Add the baking soda to the batter and stir effectively.
Pour the batter in greased idli moulds.
Place within the steamer or electrical cooker.
Steam the idlis for 8-10 minutes or until they’re cooked.
Serve sama ke idlis sizzling or heat together with your favourite coconut chutney
This Vrat ki Idli Put up from the archives first revealed in October 2013 has been up to date and republished on December 2022.