My close relative gave me this recipe. Even that time, I have not expected that I will make such a soft idli with jowar. I was amazed at the result. It is as soft as the usual idlies we make with the boiled rice. Any kara chutney would make a nice accompaniment for these idlies.
Jowar - 1 cups
Par boiled rice ( idli rice) - 1 cups
Urad dhal - 1 cup
Mix jowar, rice & urad & wash well.
Soak in enough water for 8 to 10 hours.
Jowar needs at least 10 hours to soak while rice and urad dal only need 4 hours to soak.
Grind to a fine batter adding enough water.
Add salt, mix well and ferment the batter for 10 hrs .
Now you have a nice batter for steaming idlies!
We can prepare tasty dosas with this batter.
Once the batter is spread on hot tawa, pour just a few drops of oil over it, cover & cook.
Turn over & cook for just a few seconds.
Serve with sambar or any chilli chutney.
When grinding the jowar, it takes a little more time to get a fine batter.
So it is a nice idea to grind the soaked jowar in a mixi and then add at the last stage of grinding the rice and urad dal.