Recipe: Foxtail Millet Idlis

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Navane Idli
Navane Idli

Foxtail Millet or Navane is rich in Vitamin B1, Iron and is helpful in diabetes too. As I have included this in my diet, I thought of experimenting a no rice idli flour using Navane and it turned out fantastic – soft and tasty too.

Here is my recipe:


2 cups Navane (try and use the unpolished variant)

3/4 cup Urad Dal

2 tbsp Tuvar dal

2 tbsp Moong dal

2 tsp fenugreek seeds

Salt, to taste


Wash all the ingredients together at least three times.

Soak overnight.

In the morning, grind together till the mixture is smooth.

remove and let it stand for 3 hours.

Then add salt and make idli’s or dosa.

P.S. You can add vegetables to your idlis for more benefits – grated carrots, boiled peas and even soaked channa dal.

For more on millets check out my other posts here and here.

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