We can make many wonderful dishes using healthy Little Millet (Saamai). One such yummy dish is Saamai Kichadi. Saamai can be easily substituted for white rice. In addition to little millet benefits, we are going to make it much more healthier by adding lots of vegetables.I have also added sprouted green gram which adds more nutrition to the dish. We can also add green peas instead of sprouted green gram. Mostly kids doesn't show interest to eat sprouted moong. So I make sure the nutrition in sprouted moong reach the kids by including the sprouted moong in other dishes instead of giving them raw. But this is totally optional. Rawa kichadi is a popular dish in Southern India especially in tamilnadu. Instead of usual rawa kichadi or rice kichadi, we can make this healthy little millet (Saamai) kichadi. Try this healthy and tasty Little Millet Kichadi and share your experience!!!

Little Millet Kichadi Recipe | Saamai Kichadi Recipe | Kutki Kichadi Recipe
Little Millet Kichadi Recipe | Saamai Kichadi Recipe | Kutki Kichadi Recipe


Little Millet Kichadi Recipe | Saamai Kichadi Recipe | Kutki Kichadi Recipe
Little Millet Kichadi Recipe | Saamai Kichadi Recipe | Kutki Kichadi Recipe



Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time35 mins
Servings4

Ingredients:
Saamai / Little Millet1 Cup*
Water3.5 cups
Beans, Carrot (chopped)1 cup
Onion
Tomato
Sprouted Green Gram**1/4 cup
Sambar Powder1 teaspoon
Salt1 teaspoon (for your taste)
Roasted Peanuts1 tablespoon
Curry leavesfew
Coriander leavesfew
Turmeric powdera pinch


* 1 Cup Capacity = 250ml
** Sprouted Green Gram is optional but it adds a wonderful taste to the dish and also very healthy

For Seasoning
Mustard seeds1/2 teaspoon
Cooking oil1 table spoon
Split Urid Dhal1 teaspoon
Red Chilli1

Little Millet Kichadi Recipe | Saamai Kichadi Recipe | Kutki Kichadi Recipe
Little Millet Kichadi Recipe | Saamai Kichadi Recipe | Kutki Kichadi Recipe

Method:

  1. Finely chop the onion and tomato and keep it aside. Also finely chop the vegetables and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add split urid dal and broken red chilli and fry till the dal turns golden brown color. To the pan, add finely chopped onions along with a pinch of salt and saute till the onions turn transparent.

  2. Then add chopped tomatoes and saute till they are mushy. Then add finely chopped vegetables to the pan.

  3. Add turmeric powder, salt and sambar powder and add 1/2 cup of water and allow the vegetables to cook. When the vegetables are half-cooked, add sprouted moong and mix well.

  4. In a vessel, add saamai and water. Add the half-cooked vegetables to the vessel having saamai

  5. Mix everything well and finally add chopped coriander leaves and pressure cook allowing for 2-3 whistles. 

  6. Once the pressure is released from the cooker, mix the kichadi well. Take the peanuts in a mixer and just give a pulse so that its just broken and not powdered. Add coarsely broken roasted peanuts to the kichadi. Give a good mix. 

  7. The healthy and tasty Saamai kichadi is now ready to serve! Serve with coconut chutney or pickle and enjoy your dish!!!
  8. Little Millet Kichadi Recipe | Saamai Kichadi Recipe | Kutki Kichadi Recipe
    Little Millet Kichadi Recipe | Saamai Kichadi Recipe | Kutki Kichadi Recipe

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  1. That looks delicious. very healthy kichadi. love that pic kichadi along with chutney!

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