Millets have gained a lot of importance these days and naturally these healthy grains find an important place in my kitchen. I usually make pongal, tikkis etc with all kinds of millets. This time I made a very simple khichdi with little millet aka samai and moong dal. My kiddo loved it and the mommy in me is super happy!!
I do not necessarily have to elaborate the health benefits of millets. Google will do a much better job here. So all those of you looking for a yummy millet recipe, scroll down right away. Please do like my fb page at https://facebook.com/clicksnbites or subscribe to get notified of new recipes.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Little Millet/Saamai – 1 cup
Moong Dal – 1/2 cup
Onions – 2 medium sliced
Tomatoes – 2 medium chopped
Green Chillies – 2
Sambar Powder – 1.5 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Water – as required
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Salt – to taste
Curry leaves and coriander leaves – a few
Jeera/Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
1. Pressure cook dal with enough water, turmeric powder and oil till soft.
2. Wash millet well. Drain water.
3. Pressure cook millet with 3 cups of water for 4-5 whistles.
4. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds and once they sizzle, add the onions along with chillies and fry till the onions turn brown.
5. Now add tomatoes and cook till they turn mushy.
6. Now add sambar powder and mix well.
7. Add little water, dal,cooked millet and required salt. Mix well.
8. Switch off the stove and add liitle ghee. Garnish with coriander leaves.
9. Serve hot with coconut chutney.
The talk of the town these days is MILLETS. Yes, the no-rice revolution has started and I see a lot of people including millets in their daily diet. I am no exception to this. With a little toddler at home, health gets the utmost priority and so began my experiments with millets. Now, it is time for a millet recipe on the blog. I haven’t tried a lot of millets though. Samai is one which I have been using for quite a long time now and we all love the taste. I make Pongal and Sakkarai Pongal with this. With a little twist to the Pongal recipe, comes out this new tikki recipe.
Millets are super healthy and a great replacement for rice. They are gluten free and have a host of health benefits. Combined with the healthiest of dals, this sure is a healthy recipe for your family. Google would be a better choice to research more about millets. I wish to and will post a lot of millet recipes in the coming future. Now off to this yummy recipe.
Preparation Time: Nil
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Samai/Little Millet – 1/2 cup
Moong Dal – 1/4 cup
Water – 2 cups
Red Chilli Powder – as per taste
Rice Flour – if required
Salt – to taste
Oil – to shallow fry
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1. Wash the millet and moong thoroughly. Drain excess water and keep aside.
2. Pressure cook the millet- dal mixture with the specified water amount for 4-5 whistles.
3. Once pressure subsides, add red chilli powder and salt to the mixture and make small tikkis out of it.
4. Shallow fry in oil till they turn golden brown on both sides.
– If the pressure cooked mixture has a lot of water, you can add rice flour to absorb the excess and turn the mixture to a shapeable consistency.
– This is just the basic idea. You can add seasoning or spices according to your wish.
– You can also try with any other millet of your choice.