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 experimenting.....so 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 baking...so fingers crossed. :) I will come back a day after with all the celebration stories and ofcourse with a special recipe.
Labels: kuthiraivali recipes, Millet Recipes