Tuesday 2 June 2020

Saamai Kanji Recipe/Little Millet Kanji Recipe- Healthy Millet Kanji Recipe/How to make Saamai Paal Kani with Video

Saamai/Little Millet Kanji is a very healthy and filling breakfast which keeps our day going. The seeds of Saamai are smaller than those of other common millet varieties. Saamai is rich in fibre, it helps in reducing fat and is good for bones and muscles. It is loaded with iron and protein. Little millet helps in controlling blood sugar level and is a rich anti-oxidant. Do try out this healthy and filling Saamai Kanji and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting andhealthy Millet/Sirudhaniyam Recipes here and other Kanji/Porridge Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Saamai Kanji with step by step photos and  video...
Saamai/Little Millet
¾ cup
Paasi Paruppu/Moong Dal
¼ cup
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
1 tsp
Black Pepper/Milagu
½ tsp
Fenugreek Seeds/Vendhayam
½ tsp
Green Chillies/Pacchai Milagai
2 slit and cut
Garlic Cloves/Poondu  Pal
¼ cup finely chopped
Milk/Coconut Milk
¾ cup
Grated Coconut [optional]
2-3 tbsp
Curry Leaves/Karuvepillai
As needed
2 tsps
Preparation Time: 5 minutes                        Recipe Category: Breakfast/Dinner
Cooking Time: 20 minutes                             Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Check out the Video on How to make Saamai Paal Kanji. Please like, share and subscribe Priya's Virundhu Channel.

Add saamai, moongdal and water to a bowl and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes.

Wash it thoroughly with water 2-3 times and drain the water.

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pressure cooker, splutter 1 tsp of cumin seeds/jeeragam, then add ½ tsp of black pepper.

Add 2-3 slit green chillies, 4-5 garlic cloves and saute well for few seconds.

Now add ¼ cup of chopped carrots and saute for about 2-3 minutes.

Add ½ tsp of fenugreek seeds and give a good stir for few seconds.

At this stage add the washed saamai/little millet, dal and required salt to the pressure cooker. Also add in curry leaves and mix everything really well.

Now add 4 cups of water to the pressure cooker.

Let it come to rolling boil, close the lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

After the steam releases completely, open the lid. Add 1 to 1 ½ cups of water and mix well.

Now add ¾ cup of boiled milk/coconut milk to the kanji and mix well. Adjust then consistency of the kanji as required.

Healthy Saamai Kanji is ready to be enjoyed. Sprinkle grated coconut on top of kanji and enjoy.

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