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SIISTI Little Millet / Samai Pongal Recipe

SIISTI Little Millet Pongal / Samai Pongal Recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 2

SIISTI Little Millet Flakes or Samai
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Samai / Little millet - 1/2 cup

Moong dal / Payatham paruppu - 2 tblsp

Ginger - 1/2 inch piece, crushed

Turmeric - 1/8 tsp

Ghee - As needed

To temper

Ghee - 2 tsp

Pepper (Black whole pepper) - 1 tsp

Jeera - 3/4 tsp

Green chilli - 1

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Asafoetida/ Hing - A pinch


  1. Heat a small pressure cooker with ghee, first pop pepper, add jeera the other ingredients together (green chilli slit) and give a stir. Add ginger, moong dal and fry for a minute. Wash samai, add it into the cooker. Mix well.
  2. 1-temper
  3. Add 2 cups water, salt and mix well. Bring to boil and close the cooker, give 4 whistles in medium flame. Once done, let the pressure release by itself. Open and mash well.
  4. 2-cooked


    • For 1/2 cup samai, 2 cups water is perfect, so do not hesitate to add.
    • If its too dry, mix 1/8 cup hot water and mix.
Little Millets pongal or Samai Pongal recipe
Little Millets or Samai Pongal
Serve hot with ghee topped if desired, with sambar and coconut chutney.



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