Barnyard millet Aappam

Barnyard millet is called Kuthiravali rice in tamil. Barnyard milled is a good source of highly digestible protein and low in calories.

It has high source of iron, fiber and protein. It’s gluten-free food. Barnyard millet is good for weight loss and diabetes friendly.

Today I am going to give you easy oil less aappam recipe with barnyard millet. You can have this with any pickle, chutney or stew. I paired this with sprouted moong curry.

Let us see how to make this aappam.

Preparation time approx 10 minutes.

Soaking time overnight or 8 to 9 hours.

Fermentation time over night or 8 hours or depending upon the weather.


1 cup barnyard millet/ Kuthiravali rice.

1/4 cup grated fresh coconut.

1/4 cup cooked rice or poha.

A pinch of methi seeds

Salt to taste.

1/2 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp soda bicarbonate.


Wash the millet 3 to 4 times till the water is cleared. Soak it overnight or 8 to 9 hours. ( this step is important because it helps to reduce the bloating).

Soak millet, methi seeds in water for 8 to 9 hours. Grind the cooked rice and grated fresh coconut nicely adding little water. Now add millets. Add 1/2 cup of water and grind smoothly. It should be of pouring consistency. Add soda bicarbonate and mix well.

The batter will rise up nicely. Add 1/2 spoon sugar and mix well. If the batter is thick add little more water. Pour one laddle full of batter over the aappam pan. Close it with a lid. When done take out and serve.

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