Friday, 4 July 2014

Little Millet Kheer/Samai Payasam

Little millet belongs to the famous millet family, as i told earlier millets can be used in everyday life and they are very versatile. You can make many dishes like upma, dosa,idli, vadas, murukkus, pongal,khichdi, biriyani etc. Little millet can be cooked as much as like rice, yes they can be steam cooked or pressure cooked. Actually little millet are also known as small millet and they are commonly cultivated in Southern parts of India,they will be small in size and gluten free. They contains nutrients like Zinc, magnesium, vitamins,potassium,folic acids, iron and calcium.I love cooking with millets, obviously millets have their important place in our weekly menu. Sometimes i replace rice completely with millets and now everyone at home dont complain to have millets atleast once or twice a week.Sending to Pari's Only - Gluten Free Cooking.



After a simple breakfast dish with fingermillet vermicelli as upma, today am posting a delicious kheer with small millet aka samai. This kheer is simply prepared as much as like paal payasam, i went to pressure cooker for making this kheer as they goes for easy and quick preparation, if you have enough time you can make this kheer by cooking the millet in a heavy bottomed vessel instead of pressure cooking. I used jaggery instead of sugar, which gives a mild colour to this delicious kheer. If you want to make something different from the usual kheer, give a try to this samai payasam.This post goes to this week's blogging marathon as my theme for this week is All about Millets.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#42. 


1/2cup Little millet/Samai
1/2cup Jaggery syrup
2cups Milk
1tsp Cardamom powder
Few cashew nuts
1tbsp Ghee

Pressure cook the little millet with a cup of milk and half a cup of water upto 3 whistles.

Once the steam get released, add the jaggery syrup, remaining milk and cook everything in medium flame until the milk gets slightly thickens.

Add the cardamom powder, cook for few seconds, put off the stove.

Heat the ghee, fry the cashew nuts until they turns brown.

Add the fried cashews to the cooked kheer,give a stir.

Serve warm or chilled.

14 comments:

Veena Theagarajan said...

so tasty and tempting dessert

Suja Ram said...

This Kheer is so luscious n healthy too. I haven't tried millets except Ragi. Will sure try this dessert soon.

Ree Kasirajh said...

Looks delicious... little millet is very healthy and tasty...

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Very healthy and delicious payasam

Srivalli said...

Wow wow the kheer looks so inviting..good usage of these millets..

Gloria said...

This kheer looks too delicious..

JASPINDER KAUR said...

Kheer looks so delicious. clicks are awesome.

Pavani N said...

Yumm. Kheer with millet looks awesome.

vaishali sabnani said...

I have never used this for kheer..but it surely looks delicious.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Delicious way to add millets in our diet!

Padmajha PJ said...

The kheer looks so nice Priya. And healthy too...

Sapana Behl said...

Kheer looks tasty !

Suma Gandlur said...

The kheer looks delectable.

Sreevalli E said...

Tempting kheer. healthy and yummy..