Samai More Kanji | Little Millet Porridge Recipe is a very apt breakfast during these hot summer days. The whole of March has been very hot and sunny and the we preferred to take light meals. And in between we needed something cool and refreshing.

This Samai More Kanji | Little Millet Porridge Recipe can be served as a light lunch or as a refreshing drink.

The fenugreek and the buttermilk added to this dish cools the body and prevents heat related complications.


When I decided to take up Millets as the theme for this month,I started making the dishes and served it to my family. My parents taste all my experiments without a word and give their honest feedback.

The kids ,on the other hand, taste and comment based on their mood and preferences / likes and dislikes of a particular ingredient.

So this time, I never told any one what I was serving. I just said, ‘taste this buttermilk’ or ‘ what do you feel about the ladoo’, etc.

The unsuspecting kids were all in praise of the new dishes, well, at least for the majority of the dishes and only after the dish was over did I tell them what went into it!

The kids soon caught up with my tricks and started asking which millet I had hidden in the dish and would try to guess it.

This started happening with the regular dishes as well and I had a tough time convincing them that it was the regular dish and had no hidden ingredient!

Either way, they were happy to taste the new dishes as I had selected recipes that the kids would like to have.

This Samai More Kanji | Little Millet Porridge Recipe was served as a mid afternoon drink on a hot day in March and everyone drank it up without a word. All of them liked it and my parents liked the toppings of seasonings and shallots.

The kids had it like the regular buttermilk, thinned and without the topping.

You can never find out that there is a millet hidden in this dish unless you tell them what is being served!

Samai More Kanji | Little Millet Porridge Recipe

How to prepare Samai More Kanji | Little Millet Porridge Recipe

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Samai More Kanji | Little Millet Porridge Recipe

A simple and cooling dish apt for summer time

Cuisine: Indian
Author: PJ
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Samai / Little Millet
  • 1 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 cup Curd / yogurt, beat well with a cup or more of water
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 number Onion, small, finely chopped
  • Curry leaves a few
  • Salt to taste
  • Asafoetida powder a pinch
Instructions
  1. Take the millet in a vessel and add fenugreek seeds and 1 1/2 cups of water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles / till done

  2. Once the pressure releases, remove the vessel from the cooker and let it cool

  3. Blend to a fine paste

  4. Now add salt, asafoetida powder and whisked buttermilk

  5. Heat oil in a small pan and add mustard and cumin seeds.

  6. When it splutters, add onion and a few curry leaves.


  7. Once the onion turns brown pour over the porridge and serve.

Recipe Notes
  • You can substitute the little millet/ samai with other millet of your choice like foxtail millet,barnyard millet, kodo millet.
  • You can also add a few garlic pearls while cooking the millet along with fenugreek seeds
  • The topping / seasoning adds a nice flavor to the dish so do not skip it.
  • To serve as a beverage , dilute it further and serve in glasses. The thicker version can be served as a light meal in a bowl with some vegetable curry, crisps, fried sun dried chilies.

Step by step method to prepare Samai more kanji Recipe

Take the millet, fenugreek seeds in a bowl. Add water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles / till done

Samai More Kanji | Little Millet Porridge Recipe

Remove the vessel from the cooker once the pressure releases and let the mixture cool.Blend well and add salt, asafoetida powder, whisked buttermilk.

Samai More Kanji | Little Millet Porridge Recipe

Mix well. Heat oil in a small pan and add mustard and cumin seeds.Once the mustard pops, add the onion and saute till it turns brown. Add this to the prepared porridge and serve.

Samai More Kanji | Little Millet Porridge Recipe

Can be served as a light meal / as a beverage.

Samai More Kanji | Little Millet Porridge Recipe

Note:

  • You can substitute the little millet/ samai with other millet of your choice like foxtail millet,barnyard millet, kodo millet.
  • You can also add a few garlic pearls while cooking the millet along with fenugreek seeds
  • The topping / seasoning adds a nice flavor to the dish so do not skip it.
  • To serve as a beverage , dilute it further and serve in glasses. The thicker version can be served as a light meal in a bowl with some vegetable curry, crisps, fried sun dried chilies.

 Click the link to check out 40+ millet based recipes that I have posted so far…

 

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17 thoughts on “Samai More Kanji | Little Millet Porridge Recipe”

  1. Hats off to you PJ..seriously I can never think of 26 millet recipes. Beautifully presented the beverage sounds more like a porridge and I actually wish I could taste it. Most of the millet based recipes are new for me.

  2. This porridge sounds unique and healthy. Good that your kids are playing guessing games instead of rejecting dishes. 🙂
    BTW, there is a mention of fenugreek leaves, typo I guess.

  3. wow Pj Now I know where to come for how really healthy options for millets , your recipes with millets are so good.. Ha ha ha Kids are so smart, I think they are just loving your regular dishes so bad that they start suspecting if this is millet too lol 😀 Wonderful way to indulge the taste testers and helping them know what they eat.. The porridge looks so delicious pj, this is perfect for the summer..

  4. Healthy, nutritious and refreshing Samai buttermilk. Very innovative to add samai to buttermilk. You must be so happy when the kids love your creations.

  5. What a delicious kanji recipe this is PJ. Love the addition of samai to buttermilk. Sounds so healthy, nutritious and delicious. Would love to have it on hot summer day.

  6. I am also very fond of millets, PJ. I am sure to refer your blog for millet based recipes. I also employ the same tactics to make sure my family tastes my creations 🙂 What we bloggers have to go thru everyday 🙂

  7. Kids nowadays are so brilliant and it is tough to make them eat anything if they don’t like the name. Hahaha. Your idea of blending the saamai to a fine paste is super. No one can even suspect of its addition in the buttermilk. Love your tempering on top..

  8. I do have similar kanji recipe on the coming days in blog. It’s healthy and also delicious. Love the addition of buttermilk in this kanji, it would be so apt for summer days

  9. I have been eating my steel cut oats for breakfast like this now a days. I am bored of the regular sugar and milk kanji. This will be a great recipe to start the day and will keep us filling for a while.

  10. Samai millet kaanji look like a healthy and tasty drink to start the day. You have got a nice collection of millet recipes.

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