Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
samai kanji recipe / little millet porridge is a perfect summer coolant, healthy, gluten free and cholesterol free. Are you bored with cereals for breakfast, have this millet kanji. You can feel energetic and active.
  • 2 Tbsp of Saamai (little millet)
  • 2 Tbsp of Moong dal (yellow)
  • 1.5 Cups of Water
  • 1 Carrot, chopped
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1 Tsp of Cumin
  • 1 Tsp of Black Pepper (coarsely ground)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp of Oil
  • 1.5 Cups of Buttermilk
  1. Soak both the little millet and moong dal in water for 15 mins. Drain the water, wash it and keep it aside.
  2. Chop the garlic and carrots. Coarsely ground the pepper in mortar and pestle.
  3. Heat a cooker with oil,when it is hot, add cumin, asafoetida, black pepper and curry leaves, after it pops up.
  4. Add garlic cloves,carrot fry it for few mins.
  5. Add saamai, moong dal, water and salt. Cook it for 3 whistles. Open it, after pressure releases.
  6. Cool it for 15 mins, before adding buttermilk.
  7. Saamai kanji is ready to drink with small onion or have it plain.
You can make the same kanji with any kinds of millets.
Add any vegetables of your choice.
If you love masala flavor, temper it with clove, cinnamon.
To enjoy plain kanji, avoid moong dal.
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