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Friday, January 9, 2015

I love upma kozhukattai. Make rarely though. We make upma kozhukattai with broken rice and toor dal, usually. But tried with moong dal this time as it will get easily cooked. Used samai (Little millet in English, Kutki in Hindi, Sama in telugu, Same in Kannada, Chama in Malayalam) for making upma kozhukattai today. No need to break rice Winking. As millets are small grains, we can cook as such without grinding. If you want in Singapore organic millets, you can buy online through Bhairavi naturals.

Samai upma kozhukattai recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 25 mins    Serves: 2


Little millet (Samai) - 1/2 cup

Moong dal - 1 tblsp

Pepper - 1/2 tsp

Jeera - 1/2 tsp

Grated coconut - 2 tblsp

Salt - As needed

To temper

Oil - 1 tsp

Mustard - 3/4 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - Few

Red chilli - 1

Asafoetida - A pinch


  1. Coarsely powder moong dal, pepper, jeera by using pulse button in your mixer.
  2. 1-powder
  3. In a kadai, temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table. Add 1 & 1/2 cup water, salt and bring to boil.
  4. 2-temper
  5. Add the powdered dal, millets and let it boil for a minute. Add grated coconut.
  6. 3-add
  7. Cook covered for 5 minutes or until water is absorbed in medium flame. Let it be aside until it is warm enough to handle. Make equal sized balls and arrange in a greased idli plate.
  8. 4-cook
  9. Boil water in idli pot and steam the upma kozhukattais for 5 minutes.
  10. 5-steam


    • The millet should get cooked as well as it should have some moisture to make balls, so make shapes while it is warm.
    • After steaming keep covered all times as it may dry up.

Serve with coconut chutney or coconut thogayiyal. Perfect as breakfast, evening snack or dinner.



  1. Dear raks, im thrilled to see your millet recipes as im a huge fan of them. Thanks a ton for promoting these lovely millets. Samai is my favourite. Love your recipes, love your blog. Keep writing!

  2. Wow great idea.Today's dinner problem solved.

  3. very nice and health receipe

  4. Superb going to try it today

  5. Can we eat it like upma

  6. Yes you can eat, make sure its cooked completely.


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