Kambu Koozh/Pearl Millet Porridge is one of the traditional dishes of South India. It is a naturally fermented filling and healthy breakfast. This is the staple food for all hard working and honourable farmers. The koozh keeps them cool and strong. I am sharing the traditional method of making the kambu koozh(Excuse the pressure cooker & mixer use). We include millets in our weekly menu at least thrice and I have tried making everything with millets from the modern cookies/cakes to the traditional koozh/soru.
Kambu Koozh Recipe
I have been a fan of kambu koozh sold in all tiny roadside shops in Coimbatore. I used to crave for it and the taste is just heavenly. It was my beloved best half who first tried this in our kitchen 4 years back and I made this again today to make a recipe post of kambu koozh. Kambu sadham and kambu Koozh/Kambu Soru is one of the common healthy dishes from our hardworking clan of people. Pearl Millet/Kambu/Bajra is rich in calcium and phosphorus. This can be offered to babies above 6 months without salt. Please check all my healthy recipes and details of millets here
Kambu Koozh Recipe:
- Pearl Millet-1/2 cup
- Water-3 cups
- Salt-To taste
- Curd-1/4 cup or Buttermilk-1/2 cup
- Green CHilly-1
1. Measure all the ingredients and keep them ready.
2. Clean, wash and rinse pearl millet well.
3. Soak it for 8 to 10 hours.
4. Drain the excess water and give it a run in pulse mode(one run)
5. Add water to this, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
6. When the pressure is released, boil the mixture by stirring to make it slightly thick(If required)
7. Cool the mixture and allow it to ferment overnight after adding salt.
8. Next day morning add curd/buttermilk and serve the kambu koozh.
This can be made with broken pearl millet too. It would be easier to make. You might have to soak for 3 to 4 hours only.
You can also make it in a similar way like ragi koozh with kambu maavu/pearl millet flour.
Fermentation adds more nutrients, however you may skip the part too.
Kambu Koozh is usually served with raw shallots, green chilly,fryums, pickles and mor milagai.
Ensure to have introduced all items before and eliminate allergies.
Always have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food to babies.
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