We used to have millets atleast once a week instead of rice. It is so healthy and can act as a great substitute for rice. You can cook this as normal rice and serve it with any spicy curries or kuzhambu. Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Kuthiraivali Veg Pulao
Barnyard Millet Pongal
Kambu Curd Rice
Barnyard Millet Kozhukattai
Grandma’s Horsegram Kuzhambu
Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Serves : 3 to 4
Millet – 1 cup (Samai, Varagu,Thinai or Kuthiraivali)
Water – 3 cups
Measure your millets..Wash them well..I soak them for 5 mins in water, so any dirt will come on top, then i drain them and wash them well with lots of water.
Take millets in a heavy bottom pan, cover with water. If you want add little salt.
Bring it to a boil. Cover and simmer on the lowest flame for 15 mins.
Now if you see the water must be absorbed by the millets. Fluff the millets gently with fork. Cover with lid and set aside for 10 mins.
Now the millets must be fluffy.
For making variety rice and fried rice. Use 1.5 cup to 2 cups of water.
|Here i have used Little millet / Samai|
|Wash them well..I soak them for 5 mins in water, so any|
dirt will come on top, then i drain them and wash them well with lots of water.
|take it in a heavy bottom pan|
|cover with water|
|you can add pinch of salt if u need|
|bring it to a boil|
|cover with a plate and simmer|
|now the rice has absorbed all the liquid|
|fluff it lightly with a fork|
|now it is fluffed up|
|cover with a plate and set aside for 10 mins|
|now the rice is done|
|Serve with spicy curries|