Thursday, 1 September 2016


Millets are not grains but they are seeds. They have been used since ancient times across the countries. They grow well in dry zones as rain-fed crops. They are also unique crops harvested in sixty five days from the date of sowing. They withstand any season and they can be kept stored for more than one year. 
Little millet is called as Samai in tamil, Kutki in Hindi, Sama in Telugu, Same in Kannada
and chama in Malayalam.
We came to realize the benefits of millets and start cooking and consuming in our regular diet weekly twice.

Nutrional values:

They are highly nutritious, gluten free and alkaline. Samai or little millet is one of the millets can be cooked like rice. Millets can replace the rice and dal in various dishes like idli, dosai, payasam/kheer, pongal and roties. 

They work wonderfully as a prebiotic to feed the living cells of our inner ecosystem. Since it is alkaline it digests easily.

Samai is packed with magnesium, high calories of calcium, manganese , Phosphorous, B vitamins and antioxidants. 

They are available in all grocery stores and departmental stores and online stores in India.
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This ethnic millet, Samai is used to prepare payasam in this posting.

How to make this nutritional payasam?


Samai 100 gms
Achu vellam three or four
Cardamom crushed four
Raisins one tablespoon
Milk 200 ml (you can add another extra 200 ml of your choice.
Coconut milk two cups
Water four cups
Ghee one tablespoon.


Rinse the little millet several times and soak for half an hour.
Add  four cups of water with the little millet.
Pressure cook the little millet/Samai with three whistles
Add Achuvellams and milk and bring to boil until the vellams dissolved and mixed with samai

Heat the tempering pan, add ghee.

Fry the raisins to plump up and transfer them into the boiling samai mixture
Blend the coconut grates with little water and squeeze the milk.
Add the milk to the boiling mixture.

Sprinkle the crushed cardamom seeds.
You can add fried nuts (optional)

Highly nutritional and delicious samai vella payasam is ready to serve.

Your little ones and beloved adults will crave for it more.
You'll acquire their precious health..




Chennaifoodbag said...

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