Kambu is Called Pearl Millet in English and Bajra in Hindi.It is a nutritious millet used to reduce body weight. Our ancestors cooked these millets in the form of Dosa ,Koozh (Porridge) and rice.
As Kambu acts as a cooling agent we can take this during summer time. Kambu Koozh mixed with sour youghurt and salt would be delicious when we eat with raw small onion.In Tamil month Aadi, Koozh is prepared in larger quantities and served in temples for devotees.
Can a Diabetic eat Kambu? yes ofcourse Pearl Millet is one of the best millet for diabetic patients. Kambu Dosa is different from Kambu Adai.Kambu Adai can be prepared instantly.No need to ferment the batter. Lets jump to the recipe.
- Kambu/Pearl Millet – 1 cup
- Idli Rice/Raw rice – 1/2 cup
- Urad Dhal – 1/2 cup
- Red Chillies – 3
- Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
- finely chopped onion – 1
- Curry Leaves chopped – few
- Wash and soak Kambu, rice and dhal together in water overnight.
- Drain the water and add red chillies and cumin seeds along with it.
- Grind the mixture in wet grinder or mixie coarsely by adding required water.
- Transfer the batter to a vessel. Now add finely chopped onion and curry leaves.
- Add salt and mix well. Heat a Tawa and pour a ladle of batter and make dosa in circle shape.
- Drizzle oil to the dosa.
- Once it is cooked on one side, flip on the other side.
- Cook and take out from the pan.
Serve hot with coconut chutney and pickle.