Little Millet – Saamai kozhukattai

Little Millet – Saamai kozhukattai

Oct 27, 2018Manna Foods


  • Samai/Little Millet – 2 cup
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Green Chilli – 4
  • Curry Leaves – few springs

To temper:

  • Oil – 1.5 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Chana Dal– 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal– 2 tsp
  • Asafoetida– a generous pinch


  • Wash samai/little millet with water and drain the water.
  • Heat a Kadai with oil, temper with mustard seeds, once they splutter, add the chana dal and urad dal and fry until the dal turn golden.
  • Add the chopped green chillies, curry leaves and hing, mix well.
  • Now add 6 cups of water. Also add the grated coconut and salt to taste. Bring this to a rolling boil.
  • Now add the little millet and mix well. Cook covered in low heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the mixture resembles upma. Keep stirring once in a while.
  • Transfer to a plate and let it and let it cool down a little.
  • Wet your palms, and form golf ball sized balls or oval shaped balls
  • Place on a steamer or idly plate.
  • Steam cook for 10 minutes.
  • Little Millet / Saamai kozhukattai is ready.

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