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Samai Idli

Samai Idli

Samai Idli is a healthier alternative to the regular rice based idli recipes. Samai is known as Little millet in English, Samo chawal in Gujarati and Kutki in Hindi. This is basically a millet and can be used as a substitute in many variety rice recipes.

Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 15mins
Total Time: 25mins
Serving Size: 8


For Samai Idli Batter

  • 2 Cup Samai Rice[Little millet]
  • ½ Cup Urad Dal
  • 1 Tablespoon Thillai’s Fenugreek Seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed

For Chettinad Chicken Gravy

Preparation Method for Samai Idli

Making Samai Idli

  1. Wash and Soak 2 cup samai rice, ½ cup urad dal with 1 tablespoon Thillai’s Fenugreek Seeds separately for 5 hours.
  2. Drain water then put soaked samai rice, urad dal & fenugreek in a grinder grind to smooth batter.
  3. Transfer batter into a bowl mix well, add salt & leave the batter for fermentation [approximately. 8 hours].
  4. Grease idli plates with oil. Pour idly batter. Then steam it for 10 mins.

Making Chettinad Chicken Gravy

  1. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and 600 g of Chicken pieces and fry for 2 min.
  2. Add 50 g of Thillai’s Easy Chettinad Chicken Mix to the Chicken and blend well.
  3. Add 4 cups of water and mix well, cook until gravy thickens.
  4. Finally Garnish with 1 spring coriander leaves and 1 spring curry leaves.

Now Serve hot tasty Samai Idli with Chettinad Chicken Gravy.