Sunday, 14 December 2014


Samai arisi is called as little millet in English. This is the very best alternative to rice. it is rich in fiber. The millets like Samai, varagu, kuthirai vali, Thinai, maize, Ragi etc have low glycemic index..Glycemic index is a scale that measures the quantity they raise the blood glucose level.
we can substitute this millet for rice for any meal. It contains calcium, phosphorous, iron, and protein. So we can include samai in our regular diet and enjoy its benefits.
Samai/little millet takes very less time to cook.
we can make different varieties of dishes. Let us know how to make soft, fluffy,  delicious idlies from Samai/Little millet.


Samai /Little millet 3 cups
urad dal (shree gold brand I always use) 1 cup
Salt as needed.


Soak them together for six hours.
wash them several times until get clear water.
Grind them together.
Collect the batter in a vessel and close with lid.
Allow overnight to ferment.
Grease the idli moulds with gingelly oil.
Fill the idli moulds with the batter.
Steam for five to six minutes.
Remove the cooked idlies from the idli moulds.
Samai idlies are ready to eat with any you want...

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