April 29, 2015

Pearl Millet Porridge (Kamban Koozh)

A summer special porridge which can be seen along the road side stalls in Tamilnadu. People stand in queue to buy this delicious drink.  This healthy and energy rich porridge finds place in our  menu as breakfast during summer at least twice a week.



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How to make Pearl Millet Porridge?


(Serves 2 people)


Pearlmillet/Bajra/kambu Powder  100gms or 2 full laddles

Water 500 ml

Blended curd/Thick butter milk 2 cups

Salt to taste

Finely chopped shallots 2 tb spoon

Finely chopped green chillies from 2 chillies

Mustard seeds for seasoning

Curry leaves and coriander leaves for garnishing



Mix the powder well without lumps with water and boil in a vessel.

Keep the flame low since it will become thick and stick to the bottom easily.

Add salt and keep stirring. In few minutes the mixture will become thick and become like porridge.

Allow it to cool and add the buttermilk and mix well.

Heat a sauteing pan with a tea spoon of oil and saute it with mustard seeds and curry leaves.

Add the chopped shallots and coriander leaves and mix well.

Fry any  sun dried crisps and serve with the porridge.




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