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Aug 4, 2016

Saamai Coconut Rice Recipe - Thengai Sadam using Little Millet

I love coconut rice..Amma makes it often for lunch on weekdays, since it is so easy peasy to make..Actually it taste so great as it is..So you don’t need any side dish with this..If you want some thing to go also with this, you could make Potato Roast.

I made it yesterday but i used saamai rice to make it, since it is so healthy. It turned out so delicious, even hubby loved it so much.You can cook millets  using this method as well.

I hope you love this and let me know what you think..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves: 2


Saamai Rice - 1/2 cup
Coconut - 1/2 cup Freshly Grated
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Urad Dal / Ulundu – 1tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -1 tsp
Curry leaves – 2 sprig
Cardamom – 3
Dry Red Chilli – 2
Cinnamon Stick - 1 small piece


Wash saamai well and take it in a bowl which fits inside a pressure cooker. Now add in 1 cup of water and cover the bowl with a lid. Now place it in cooker and let it whistle for 4 to 5 times. Now turn off the heat and let the steam escape. Now open the cooker and carefully remove the bowl. Fluff up the rice and set aside to cool.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add all seasoning ingredients and toss well.

Add in Coconut and mix well. Add some salt and sauté till it gets light golden.

Now add in cooked saamai and mix well..toss till it is heated through.

Serve hot or put in lunch box.

Cook saamai rice and set aside to cool down, fluff it with a fork so it stays separated

take all seasoning ingredients

heat oil in a nonstick pan

add all seasoning ingredients

saute for a min

add coconut

stir well

add salt

mix well

add cooked saamai 
toss well


1 comment:

  1. have tried many of your recipes.everything was appreciated by family and friends..credits goes to u...
    am not a big fan of thengai sadham..since it is made of millet will try aarthi.


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