• Culinary Aromas

Little Millet Idli | Soft & Fluffy

Updated: Jan 11

We try to include millets in our diet as much as possible as millets are a nutritional powerhouse.

Little Millet is extremely healthy and nutritious. It is also known by other names: Sama, Saame, Saamai, or Kutki. Little millet idlis are very close to rice idlis. My younger son, like many young kids, never enjoys any type of idlis but rice ones. Oddly enough, when I gave him Little Millet Idlis and told him they were made completely of rice, he gobbled them down without noticing any difference and I had joy running through my mind.

Some of the benefits of Little millet include:

  • Boost of Immunity

  • Low to Medium Glycemic Index. Hence good for Diabetics.

  • Very high fiber and Iron content

  • A high number of antioxidants

  • Essential amino acids

  • A very close taste to white rice

I highly recommend watching the video to get a feel of the batter's consistency.


  • 3 cups unpolished Little millet

  • 1 cup whole Urad dal

  • 1 tsp methi/fenugreek seeds

  • ¼ cup poha

  • Water as needed

  • 2 tsp Salt (used after grinding the batter)

Video Instructions

Written Instructions

Making Batter

  • Add urad dal, methi, and poha to a bowl. And rinse well.

  • Add about 4 cups of water to it.

  • Add little mi