Monday, August 26, 2013

Kambu Koozh - Pearl Millet Porridge

#KambuKoozh  #PearlMilletPorridge : #Kambu - #Pearlmillet grows well in drought hit areas, low fertile soils and also at high temperature.
Kambu is called Bajra in Hindi.
Scientific name : Pennisetum glaucum
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Kambu is used in preparations like kambu rice, kambu pongal and also in making koozh.
Here let me present how to prepare kambu koozh.

Kambu Koozh [ Pearl Millet Porridge ]

Ingredients :
kambu broken                     : 2 tblsp heaped
water                                  : 2 cups
curd                                  : 4 tblsp ( adjust )
salt                                    : 1/2 tsp ( adjust )

for tempering :
mustard seeds                    : 1/4 tsp
asafoetida                          : a small piece
curry leaves                       : 8 to 10

Method :
Take water in a vessel and heat on a stove over medium flame.
When air bubbles form at the bottom of the vessel add washed broken kambu and stir with a ladle.


Keep the flame at SIM.
Keep stirring continuously, otherwise kambu particles might get stuck to the bottom..


Allow the kambu to cook well.
Slowly it turns thicker and at one stage reaches kanji - porridge consistency.
It may take approximately 10 to 12 minutes to cook well.


Switch off the stove.
Now temper mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves and pour over the koozh.


Add salt and allow it to cool.


Serve in a bowl after adding curd.

Kambu Koozh [ Pearl Millet Porridge ]

Enjoy with any pickle or chutny or pappad.






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