Thursday, May 8, 2014

Kambu Thayir Sadam Recipe - Pearl Millet / Bajra Curd Rice

Kambu Thayir Sadam Recipe
I always stock up Kambu / Pearl Millet / Bajra when it gets over especially now as its summer. Kambu Koozh is regular in our house this summer.Few months back when we dined at Anandas, I saw the todays special menu having kambu curd rice and I was like wow thats a great idea....So I made kambu thayir sadam few days back and we enjoyed it, it is sure a good option to our regular curd rice.

I actually wanted to post another method of how to cook kambu but this time I ended up cooking in cooker but usually amma cooks it in a thick bottomed vessel, as it takes time I prefer the pressure cooking way but sure to post that method soon, atleast in the next kambu recipe for sure :)
Kambu Thayir Sadam Recipe

Kambu Thayir Sadam Recipe

Preparation Time:15 minutes | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Broken Kambu - 1/2 cup (I used broken kambu)
Water - 2 cups
Curd - 1 cup
Carrot - 2.5 tbsp grated
Cucumber - 2 tbsp finely chopped
Raw Mango - 1 tbsp finely chopped
Coriander leaves - 2 tsp finely chopped
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Green Chilli - 1 finely chopped
Ginger - 1/4 inch piece

Note: If you have whole kambu,then sprinkle little water over it and leave it for 15mins then grind it in a mixer to make it coarse...just 2-3 pulse is enough


  1. I used broken kambu so used it as such.Rinse the kambu well and transfer to pressure cooker, add water and pressure cook in low medium flame for 4 whistles.How to make kambu curd rice - Step1
  2. Once pressure releases, open and switch on the flame.Keep stirring till it becomes thick.Now transfer this to a mixing dish. let it cool down completely.
    How to make kambu curd rice - Step2
  3. Add curd and mix well.Then add cucumber,carrot,coriander leaves, raw mango and mix well.Add required salt.
    How to make kambu curd rice - Step3
  4. Heat oil in a pan - add items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter.Then add the tempering to the curd rice. Mix well.
    How to make kambu curd rice - Step4
Serve chilled and while serving garnish with leftover carrots,cucumber and coriander leaves.
Kambu Thayir Sadam Recipe

My Notes:

  • If you like add chopped raw onion too.
  • If you are packing then add few tbsp of milk along with curd and mix well.
  • Make kambu rice thick so that while mixing it doesn't go runny.
  • If you prefer add little water and curd while mixing.
  • Serve with pickle or any kuzhambu of your choice.
Kambu Thayir Sadam Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Great dish that I'll sure try real soon. Brings back childhood memories! Thank you and keep up this good work!
    Raman Arun

  2. healthy and tasty rice. So refreshing

  3. Excellent summer recipe...we like to have it runny(koozh)...

  4. Healthy and Tasty rice ..

  5. very nice n healthy..Sharmi I just make one of ur recipes everyday...Its handy

  6. very healthy...Thanks Sharmi !

  7. Same pinch Sharmi! I just made this yesterday and am yet to post it! It is indeed a healthy and tasty dish!

  8. Hai I tried this Kambu curd rice was really very nice,thanks for sharing this recipe.i do want you to add more recipes with samai Varagu, kuthiraivali.thanks in adcance


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