Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Samai Pongal | Little Millet Pongal | Easy Millet Recipes

Samai is called as Little millet in english, Kutki in Hindi, Sama in Telugu, Chama in Malayalam. Samai is a high fibrous millet that has lot of nutrition values than ordinary rice. As compared to rice 38 times of  fiber and 13 times of tron. It contains 8.1 times of fiber as compared to wheat.

It contains lesser amount of carbohydrates as compared to wheat. Thiamine(vitamin B1) is present in little millet which is not present in wheat or rice. So daily consumption of little millet keep you stay fit and healthy.

I have tried some recipes using millet. Samai pongal is the easiest recipe that I want to share with you today. This recipe is more helpful for those who want to reduce their body weight and to get rid of diabetics.

How to Make Little millet Pongal

Ingredients Required


1. Heat 2 Tbsp of ghee in a cooker or pan, Temper the items, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, pepper, hing, green chili and curry leaves. Add turmeric powder at last and make a quick stir. Add the enough water 3 cups for 1 cup of millet. bring into boil.

2. Add the little millet(samai) and moong dal(pasi paruppu) into the water and mix well. Add enough salt and close the lid of cooker pan. Cook in a medium flame for 3 whistles. Open after the pressure is removed pongal is ready to eat.

Samai pongal is ready to serve.. Serve with sambar, or  any spicy chutney of your choice.

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