Recipe by Lt Col. Dr Shashikala Honnahalli


Multi-millet semolina – 1 cup
Curd (thinned with water) – Half cup
Salt – as required
Potatoes – 3-4 nos
Onion -1
greenchilli – 1
Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
red chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Chat Masala spice mix – 1/2 teaspoon
Dry mango powder (amchur) – 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon


Soak the multi-millet semolina* with half cup of thinned curd. Add little salt to it. let the mixture rest for 20-25 mins.

Boil the potatoes and mash them.

Add half the quantity of chopped onions,green chilly, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder. Add the other ingredients chaat masala spice mix,dry mangopowder, cumin powder and salt (as required) to the mashed potato and Mix well.

Grease the steaming tray with oil. Pour half of the millet mixture into the tray. Add the mashed potato mixture on top of it. Spread the potatoes evenly on the millet mixture.

Cover it with rest of the millet mixture and Steam it for 20-25 mins.

Once cooked, remove the steaming tray and allow it to cool completely.

Once cooled, transfer the steamed millet from the steaming tray to a plate n cut it lenghth-wise with 2-3 cm thickness.

Take a pan n add little oil to it. Splutter some mustard seeds. Add the remaining half the quantity of the chopped onions, green chilly, curry leaves, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and a pinch of salt. mix it properly. Now add the diced millet fingers and roast it from both sides.

Garnish it with coriander leaves n serve hot with mint chutney.

*The author used Multi millet idly rava from Eat Millet brand