Barley Idli


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Idli is the first dish that comes to mind when one thinks of South Indian cuisine. Not without reason – this easy-to-digest and wholesome dish is perfect to have at any time of the day, for breakfast, evening snacks or dinner.


Barley Idli is a modified version of this traditional snack, which uses a batter of barley, rice and urad dal. Assorted veggies add a splash of colours, flavours and of course more nutrition to this zero-oil snack. Serve the Barley Idlis immediately with Sambhar . To keep the snack totally oil-free, wet the idli moulds with water instead of greasing with oil.

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Barley Idli recipe - How to make Barley Idli

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Fermenting time:  4 hours   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 30 idlis
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Ingredients
Method
  1. Wash and soak the parboiled rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds in a deep bowl in enough water for 2 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Wash and soak the barley separately in a bowl in enough water for 2 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Combine the parboiled rice, urad dal, fenugreek seeds and and barley in a mixer to a smooth paste using approx. 1½ cups of water.
  4. Transfer the paste into a deep bowl, add the salt and mix well.
  5. Cover it with a lid and keep the batter aside to ferment for 4 hours.
  6. After fermentation, mix the batter well once again.
  7. Wet the idli moulds with a little water and pour spoonfuls of the batter into each of the idli moulds.
  8. Sprinkle a few mixed vegetables over each idli.
  9. Steam in an idli steamer for 12 minutes or till they are cooked.
  10. Repeat steps 7 to 9 to make more idlis.
  11. Serve immediately with sambhar.
Accompaniments

Faraali Idli Sambhar ( Faraali Recipes) 
Methi Leaves Sambhar 
Sambar ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe) 
Sambhar ( How To Make Sambhar, South Indian Recipe) 
Sambhar 

Nutrient values per serving
Energy 35 kcal
Protein 1.3 gm
Carbohydrate 7.4 gm
Invisible fat 0.1 gm
Fibre 0.6 gm

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Reviews

Barley Idli
5
 on 06 Jun 16 10:18 AM


Too good and absolutely healthy with the use of fibre rich barley and no oil at all. These idlis don''t fluff like regular idlis but they taste fab!!
Barley Idlis
5
 on 29 Oct 10 04:49 PM


tarlaji you are really blessed you always make something out of any ingredient and it turns out just amazing, i mean who can think of making idlis with barley...excellent recipe! barley is very good for health and i feel this is the best way to eat it.