Little Millet[Samai] Vegetable Soup Recipe

Yesterday, I started the Mega Blogging Marathon with  the Ragi flakes, dry fruits and nuts Ladoo and today it is a savory dish using another millet- Samai.

Here is what this millet is known as in other languages…

Little Millet    -Scientific Name-  Panicum sumatrense,Samai [Tamil], Kutki [Hindi], Samo, Jungle rice.

This is a very simple dish, one that can be had as a breakfast dish or as a soup! Just adjust the consistency and have it as a thick porridge for breakfast or as a thin soup!!

I just put everything into a pressure cooker and cooked it.  You can add vegetables of your choice. I added sambar powder but you can add any other spice mix of your choice.Also I did not add tomato.You can add it if you prefer.

The best part of this soup / porridge is that it has zero oil!! 

Here is how to prepare Little Millet[Samai] Vegetable Soup Recipe

4.91 from 11 votes
Samai[Little Millet] Vegetable Soup

A healthy dish with millets and Vegetables that can be serves as a soup / as a savory porridge.

Course: Breakfast, Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 people
Author: PJ
  • 1/4 cup Samai / Little Millet
  • 1/4 cup Chopped vegetables
  • 1/8 cup Soaked channa
  • 1 teaspoon Sambar Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves to garnish
  1. Take the all the ingredients [except the coriander leaves] in a pressure cooker

  2. Add 1 - 11/2 cups water and mix well. Bring to a boil

  3. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.

  4. Open the cooker once the pressure releases.

  5. Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.

Recipe Notes
  • I used carrots, beans and green peas
  • You can also add tomatoes
  • Add any masala to suit your taste


This dish is for Blogging Marathon #87, where I have chosen to showcase Millets as the main ingredient


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 87

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17 thoughts on “Little Millet[Samai] Vegetable Soup Recipe”

  1. PJ you are a good girl , serving us all healthy food during this marathon unlike me serving not so healthy !
    The soup looks great with the goodness it has .

  2. such a filling and healthy samai soup to indulge in the morning,love the addition of sambhar pd to this soup giving it a south Indian flavor. I love one pot one-shot recipes like this one . wonderful recipe choice again Pj 🙂

  3. hahahah lol on Vaishali’s comment, I was just about to mention the very healthy nature of these soups..will surely bookmark for later when cooking with millet PJ..

  4. I made pulao, khichdi etc with little millet but never tried soup. The soup looks healthy and filling with all those vegetables in there.

  5. That is such a satisfying meal in itself PJ! Looks so amazing and this would work great for me as just vegetable soups keeps me hungry. The addition of millet would definitly keep me filled up and I would not be hunting around for more carb.

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