Milo-Sorghum Idli/ Sorghum flour idli/ Jonna Idli/ Jowar(Jwari) Idli/ Cholam Idli
It is also called milo and low in gluten. Its seeds, somewhat round and smaller than peppercorns, can be ground into flour.
Sorghum is one of the five top cereal crops in the world, along with wheat, oats, corn, and barley. It is used to make foods as couscous, sorghum flour, porridge and molasses. Bhakri (Jolada rotti in Northern Karnataka), a variety of unleavened bread usually made from sorghum, is the staple diet in many parts of India, such as Maharashtra state and northern Karnataka state. In eastern Karnataka and the Rayalaseema area of Andhra pradesh, roti (Jonna rotte) made with sorghum is the staple food.
Also the flour if more than a month old will not be good for making rottis.( A tip from a friend). Instead can make use of them in recipes like idli/dosa/idiyappam/upma.
Sorghum seeds/ Jonnalu/ Jowar/ Cholam - 2 cups
Urad dhal - 1 cup
Rice flour - 3 - 4 tbsp Or can also use idli rawa
Salt as needed
Cooking soda - 2 pinch
For the veggies:-
Mixed veggies like carrot, beans, peas corn etc
Chilli and cumin powder - 1/2 tsp each
Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Soak Sorghum seeds and urad dhal separately for 4 - 5 hours. Grind both seperately and mix in a deep vessel together. To it add salt and rice flour or idli rawa( it is otpional to soak ahead). You can also use sorghum flour for making this idli. Then for this grind the urad dhal. In a vessel mix in sorghum flour and rice flour or rawa with emough water like a batter consistency. Add in urad dhal batter and mix with salt and ferment overnight.
Heat oil and add in the veggies. Mix and fry can also cover with a lid. Stir fry till firm but cooked. Mix in salt and the powders. Remove and cool.
Can make plain idlis or with veggies just like the ones here.
Grease idli plates with oil and mix in veggies with the idli batter and a pinch of soda. Mix gently in one direction only. Pour the batter in idli moulds and steam on high for 15 - 20 mts( or as much it takes for your regular idlis). Check or steam cook for another 5 minutes. Serve with you favourite chutney and enjoy your healthy idlis.