Indian Festival Recipes, Millet Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Neiveidhyam Recipes, Payasam/Kheer Recipes, Traditional Recipes

SAMAI PAYASAM

 

 

Samai or Little Millet is a long forgotten Millet variety which was in use since old times.Nowadays due to the growing importance of health benefits of these grains.I have made a few varieties of recipes using millets and since this is Navatri season,thought of posting this simple recipe of payasam or kheer.I have made it with jaggery but you can replace it with sugar too.Similarly palm sugar can also be substituted for jaggery.Samai is good for diabetics and has low glycemic index. Samai has fibre content and helps in digestion too.The payasam turned super delicious and we all enjoyed the prasadam.

 

 

Samai is called Kutki in Hindi,Samalu in Telugu,Same in Kannada and Chama in Malayalam.So we can conclude it is prevalent and it has been widely in use throughout the country for a long time now.Try out this delicious kheer for the festive season and serve it to family and friends and spread the goodness all over.

 

 

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SAMAI PAYASAM
Course dessert
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Course dessert
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a pan dry roast the little millet or samai. Keep it aside.
  2. Add jaggery in a pan and add water just to immerse it.Add cardamom powder also.
  3. Let it boil and thicken at bit.
  4. Pressure cook samai or little millet in a cooker for 3 whistles.
  5. Mash it nicely.
  6. Add it to the boiling jaggery mixture.
  7. Add milk.
  8. In a small tempering laddle add ghee and fry cashews and raisins.
  9. Add it to the payasam.
  10. Samai or Little Millet Payasam is ready for offering.
Recipe Notes

Notes

You can try this Payasam with any millet variety.

You can add add various nuts like almonds,pistas etc. to enhance taste.

You can even add condensed milk to make it richer.

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