Friday, August 1, 2014

Little Millet Kozhukattai Recipe - Samai Kara Kozhukattai

Samai Kozhukattai Recipe
I always look forward to try new Millet Recipes and this samai / little millet pidi kozhukattai has become regular at home after my first trial.I just wanted to try kozhukattai recipes using millets and this one was a hit at home so here I am with this post.I tried just like my pidi kozhukattai it came out soo good that I've started making this kozhukattai often. I also tried samai sweet kozhukattai, which I will be posting it soon.

I loved having the kozhukattai as such but you can also serve it with coconut chutney or tomato chutney.....yum combo ! You can either make this as a teatime snack or even for breakfast.
Samai Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe

Samai Kozhukattai Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes : 10-12 kozhukattais
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Samai(Little Millet) - 1/2 cup
Carrot - 1 small finely chopped
Coconut - 2 tbsp grated
Water - 1 cup
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 1 tsp + 1 tsp for greasing
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few torn into pieces
Green Chillies - 1 finely chopped


  1. Heat oil in a pan - add the items under 'to temper', let it splutter.Then add chopped carrot and saute for 2mins until raw smell leaves.Then add water and allow it to boil for 3mins so that carrots get halfcooked.Add required salt.Samai Kozhukattai Recipe - Step1
  2. Rinse the millet, drain water from it.When water boils, add the millet. Samai Kozhukattai Recipe - Step2
  3. Cook covered until the millet is cooked and all the water is absorbed.Add coconut give a quick mix and switch off.Samai Kozhukattai Recipe - Step3
  4. Switch off and allow it to cool for few mins. Once it is hand bearable hot grease your hands with oil and start making kozhukattai shapes or even as simply balls.Continue doing it till the entire mixture gets over. If its too dry then sprinkle little water to hold them together.Grease idli plates / steaming plate with little oil and carefully transfer the kozhukattais to the plate and steam it for 5-7mins. Switch off.Samai Kozhukattai Recipe - Step4
Serve hot with coconut chutney or any chutney of your choice!
Samai Kozhukattai Recipe

My Notes

  • I used samai for making this kozhukattai, You can even try with varagu or kuthirai vali.
  • Serve hot as millet recipes mostly tend to become dry faster.
  • Adding coconut enhances the flavour of the kozhukattai.
Samai Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


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