Friday, February 27, 2015

Easy Millet Kanji Recipe (Millet Flour Porridge)

Easy Millet Kanji Recipe

This millet kanji is very easy to make just like how we make sathu maavu kanji / ragi kanji.It is best suited for breakfast as it keeps us full and stay energetic throughout the day.I had little millet flour after making cookies and instant dosa so used that to make this kanji for me and amma.We just loved it with the added flavours and temperings am sure no one will complain, best for summer.

One fine day, It was lunch just for the two of us amma and me, as she had tooth ache she asked if I can make some porridge for her, As I was also in no mood to eat rice I skipped it, okay I admit that I seek all reasons to skip rice ;) haha So quickly made this millet flour porridge and we had a hearty and healthy meal.We had it with leftover chutney, but this porridge tastes good on its own that you don't really need any sidedish.
Easy Millet Kanji Recipe

Millet Kanji Recipe

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

Millet Flour - 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cups + 1/2 cup
Thin Chilled Buttermilk - 1 cup
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - a small sprig
Mor Milagai - 2
Garlic - 1 pearl


  1. Take millet flour in a pan and dry roast for 5mins in low flame.Switch off and cool down.Add 2 and 1/2 cups of water to the flour and whisk it well.
    How to make millet kanji - Step1
  2. Now heat this mixture, keep stirring to avoid lumps formation.While stirring make sure you stir till the bottom so that it doesnt get stuck to the bottom and get burnt.Keep whisking.
    How to make millet kanji - Step2
  3. At one stage it will become so thick as shown.Switch off the stove and cool down.In a tadka pan fry mor milagai.
    How to make millet kanji - Step3
  4. Now take buttermilk and add it.Mix well to form a thin consistency,Add water if needed.
    How to make millet kanji - Step4
  5. In the same tadka pan add mustard seeds let it splutter.Then add curry leaves and crushed garlic,Transfer the tadka to the kanji, crush mor milagai and add it.Mix well.
    How to make millet kanji - Step5
While serving crush more milagai and serve chilled.

Easy Millet Kanji Recipe

My Notes:

  • Roasting the flour is optiona but I recommend doing so to get a nice aroma.
  • Always use a heavy bottomed vessel to cook the koozh else it will stick to the bottom.
  • While cooking keep in sim and cook else lumps may form easily.Keep mixing with a laddle / whisk.
  • You can even make it sweet but adding jaggery syrup.Check in my sathu maavu kanji post.
  • Make sure you cool down the koozh completely before adding buttermilk / milk else it will curdle.
Easy Millet Kanji Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. S millet flour and sathumaavu the same ?

  2. What do we call this flour in tamil?

    1. It is siruthaniya maavu or we get seperate millet flours named thinai maavu,varagu maavu etc....

  3. Can we use sathu mavu to make this?

  4. very healthy recipe..Can i try this with Varagu flour? which flour did you use?..Thinai,Varagu,Saamai?

  5. Looks great... Thanks for posting... Till now I've been adding just buttermilk after making it as kanji... Will try your new method too...


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