Navratri Special recipe: Sama Ke Chawal Ki Idli


1 cup sama ke chawal

½ cup sabudana

2 pinches of baking soda

Rock salt as required

Soak for 2-3 hours.

Water for soaking.


Take both the sama ke chawal and sabudana in a bowl.

Rinse well and soak for 3 hours.

Drain and then grind.

Your grinder then just add 2-3 tsp of water.

The consistency of the batter can be a bit granular.

Take the batter in a bowl and allow to ferment for 8-9 hours or overnight,

Before preparing, add salt to the batter.

Heat water in a steamer or an electric cooker.

Add the baking soda to the batter and stir well.

Pour the batter in greased idli moulds.

Place in the steamer or electric cooker.

Steam the idlis for 8-10 minutes or till they are cooked.

Serve sama ke idlis hot or warm with your favorite coconut chutney.