Kambu/Pearl Millet Sadam & Kambu koozh | Millet Recipe

pearl millet rice

We all know the health benefits of millets and i need not brief it again for you.They  are high in fibre and low in carbohydrates and its best to use millets instead of rice in our diet.Last week for my kids lunch i packed rotis  so that i can have millet for lunch.I made with 1\3 cup first the sadam/rice then diluted it with buttermilk and had the porridge.
Prepration time: 5 mins
Cooking time: under 30 mins
Serves: 1

  • Whole bajra/pearl millet/ kambu- 1\3 cup
  • Water- 2 to 2.5 cups
  • Salt to taste


1.Just coarsely pulse the whole bajra in the mixer.In a thick bottom pan boil water.When it start to boil add the coarsely powdered bajra.Add in salt.
2.Cook in low-medium flame with stirring often to avoid sticking at the bottom.

3.In about 20-25 mins the millets will be fully cooked.Switch off.As it cool down it will get thickened.

You can have it with any spicy curry/kuzhambu or with raw shallots/small onions.

Kambu koozh /Porridge:

  • Kambu sadam
  • Butter milk
  • Shallots
  • Coriander leaves


1.To the previously prepared kambu sadam add butter milk and dilute it well.

2.Add chopped shallots and coriander leaves.

Your koozh is ready.

There may be some traditional ways to make this koozh but i found this easier and tastier.


1.You can even pressure cook the millet for 3-4 whistle.
2.If you get broken millet variety them no need to pulse it.

Eat  healthy and live healthy  :)


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