Millet Idiyappam Recipe - Kuthiraivali Idiyappam

Kuthiraivali Idiyappam Recipe

I wanted to experiment different recipes with millets.I had a cup of kuthiraivali(barnyard millet) after making pongal and upma and when I was looking for recipes my neighbour gave a book of millet recipes where I saw this idiyappam recipe but the orginal recipe used samai flour.So I thought to make my own millet flour by just roasting and grinding the millet.I made the flour ready the previous night itself and made the idiyappam for morning breakfast which turned out to be a super hit. I love all idiyappam varieties and this millet idiyappam was so soft and tasted great that both amma and hubby gave a thumps up and amma was all praises for me for collars up :)

You can replace kuthiraivali with any millet variety like samai / thinai or varagu.I had kuthiraivali in hand so wanted to use that up but am planning to try sweet idiyappam with other millets, will sure post them soon.Don't underestimate by the look of this idiyappam, if you like idiyappam then this is a must try as its healthy too.The idiyappam tastes good by itself , you can even serve it with sambar or chutney.

I am quite thrilled and excited as its mittus bday tomorrow the one day I look forward each year....:) Though we ordered her party cake from the bakery, I usually bake a cake for her which is a small sentiment for me as a mother to bake atleast a simple cake for her which she also looks forward. Now the cake is fingers crossed. :) I will come back a day after with all the celebration stories and ofcourse with a special recipe.

Kuthiraivali Idiyappam Recipe

Kuthiraivali Idiyappam Recipe

Preparation Time:10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: World

Kuthiraivali (or any millet variety) - 1 cup
Big Onion - 1 finely chopped
Coconut(grated) - 1 tbsp
Water - as required

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies - 1 chopped
Curry Leaves - a small sprig


  1. Dry roast the millet till slightly browed as shown.Cool down and grind it to a fine powder(as fine as possible).Set aside.How to make millet idiyappam - Step1
  2. Boil water and add it to little by little to the millet powder till it gathers together.Mix well with a laddle, once its hand bearable hot, gather it together to a smooth dough.
    How to make millet idiyappam - Step2
  3. Take your idiyappam press, Pinch a ball from the dough and fill it in the idiyappam press.Grease the idiyappam steamer plate then press it in circular motion to fill the steamer plate.Don't crowd it.
    How to make millet idiyappam - Step3
  4. In the idli steamer pour water and place the idiyappam steamer plate above it and steam it for 8-10mins.Turn over to remove the idiyappam, then spread it in a plate.Once cooled down, crumble it so that the strings get separated.
    How to make millet idiyappam - Step4
  5. Heat oil - add the items listed under to temper let it splutter.Then add onion and fry till golden brown.Add required salt.Now add idiyappam and mix well.Saute well till its blended well.Add coconut and switch off.
    How to make millet idiyappam - Step4
Serve hot / warm.

Kuthiraivali Idiyappam Recipe

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Kuthiraivali Idiyappam Recipe

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