Pearl Millet Rice recipe - Pearl Millet Porridge Recipe - How to make kambu koozh recipe - Millet Recipes - Summer Recipes - Breakfast Recipes

I wanted to post this recipe for quite some time, but I didn't have the pictures for the entire recipe so I had to wait. This is my mum's special. She does it during the season of pearl millet (A.K.A. Kambu or Bajra). Before marriage, this was just another dish (I didn't really long for it) but after moving to Singapore, the pearl millet we get here is not the same as the one we got back on our farms in India. So every time I go back, my mum makes this combo for lunch and the next day for breakfast as Koozh / porridge. I decided to make the entire dish in a single post. Kambu rice, Koozh, and Moringa leave sambar without tamarind. My mum makes Koozh with Pazhaya sadam but you can skip it. 

Morniga Leaves sambar  / Drumstick leaves sambar / Murungai keerai sambar without tamarind Recipe


Moringa leaves / murungai keerai - 1 cup
Cooked Thoor Dal - 2 cups
Oil - 3 teaspoons
Shallots - 20
Curry leaves - 10
Urad Dal Vadagam - 2 tablespoons
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds 
Red chillies - 1-3 (adjust to your spice level)
Sambar powder - 2 teaspoons
Rice flour - 1 tablespoon


Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilies; let them pop. Add urad dal vadagam and fry till slight brown color. Remove it. 
In the same pan, add onion, curry leaves. Fry for 2 mins. Add Sambar powder.

Add cooked dal. Let cook till onion is cooked. you can pressure cook for 1-2 whistle.
Add Keerai and let it boil for 2 mins. Mix in rice flour with tempered ingredients. Add to sambar & Mix well. Boil for 2 mins.

Sambar is ready!

Kambu rice / Bajra Rice / Pearl Millet Rice


Bajra / Pearl Millet - 1 cup (My mum wash and dry and fry and keep it)
Butter milk - 2 cups
Water - 2.5 cups
salt to taste


Run millet in a food processor/blender for 30 sec. Sift it to separate flour and rava. Keep it aside.
You will get flour and rava. Keep them separately.
Heat water and salt. Add rava first. Let it cook 
Mix flour with butter milk. Reduce flame. Add this to cooked millet. Mix well. Continue to cook for another 5 mins in low flame. Switch it off.
Serve hot

Pazhaya sadam (Old Rice)
Rice - 2 cups
Butter Milk - 1 cup
Water as required 

Take left over rice and add butter milk, water, and salt and mix well. Keep it aside overnight.

Pearl Millet Koozh / Kambu Koozh / Millet porridge
Pearl Millet Rice - 1 cup
Pazhaya sadam - 1/4 cup
Butter milk - 1 cup
Water as required
Salt as required

To serve 
Mor milagai
Small onion
Green chillies


Take a blender and take all ingredients except butter milk & water. Run till it is coarse. Add butter milk / Water and required salt. Add butter milk / Water and required salt. It is ready. This is perfect for summer
Serve it with your favourite side dish. Enjoy!