September 20, 2017

Samai Milagu Jeera Kozhukattai (Little Millet Steamed Balls)

Little Millet known as Samai in Tamil is a healthy millet. This Samai Kozhukattai is a healthy No Onion, No Garlic recipe and one of the tastiest Millet recipe..

  • Pre time: 05 mins
  • Cooking Time: 25 mins
  • Serves: 3

Ingredients for making Samai Milagu Jeera Kozhukattai:

  • Samai Arisi / Little Millet 200 gms 1 cup
  • Thur dal 2 tb spoons
  • Pepper Corns 1 tea spoon
  • Cumin seeds 1 /2 tea spoon
  • Red chillies 2 
  • Grated Coconut 3 tb spoons 
  • Asafoetida 1/4 tspn
  • Coconut Oil 3 tb spoons
  • Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard, Urad dal and Chana dal for seasoning

How to make Samai Milagu Jeera Kozhukattai?

In a blender add thurdal, red chillies,pepper, cumin powder to a very coarse stuff and keep aside.
Wash the millet and keep aside.

Heat a pan with coconut oil and do the seasoning with mustard, uarad dal ,chana dal, curry leaves and asafoetida.
Once they splutter and dals become brown drop the coarse powder and saute for 10 seconds.
Pour 3 cups of water to it.

Add required salt and grated coconut.

Once the water starts boiling gently put the Samai / Little millet in to the pan and stir well.
Keep the flame to medium and keep stirring.

Once the millets gets cooked well and becomes dry switch off the stove.
Transfer the stuff to a plate and allow to become warm.

Wet the Palm and make small rounds from the stuff.
Place them on Idli plates and steam them for 15 minutes.
Serve with tomato Chutney or Lemon pickle.