Kambu Soru / Kambu Sadam / Bajra Rice, a healthy and fiber-rich rice preparation which can be consumed by all age group. This is one nutritious meal which can be consumed through out the day. I came to know about this through my in-laws. The other food which is consumed on daily basis by the village people are Ragi Koozh & Ragi Kazhi. You can also prepare Kambu Koozh which keeps your body cool during summer.
Bajra / Kambu is rich in protein, iron and vitamins. It helps to lower cholesterol and also controls weight. Since it is rich in fiber, it even helps to control blood sugar level so diabetics can include it in their regular diet. This rice preparation is very easy and need some patience to get correct consistency otherwise uncooked grains may give stomach cramps. Dont forget to check out other Millet recipes. Lets move on to the recipe,
Kambu Soru | Bajra Rice
a healthy and fiber-rich rice preparation which can be consumed by all age group.
Author: Preeti Tamilarasan
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: south indian
- 1 cup Pearl Millet (Bajra / Kambu)
- salt to taste
- 4-5 cup water
- Please check the instructions below.
How to prepare Kambu Soru
- Clean kambu from any dust particles. Blend it in a mixer for single pulse. Remove and keep it aside.
- Heat 5 cup water in a pan. Once it starts boiling, add ground kambu/bajra to the water. Stir well and add salt to taste.
- Keep stirring it at low-medium flame. To avoid sticking at bottom, you need to stir it once 3-4 mins. For me it took around 20-25 mins to cook kambu.
- The grains will be very soft and the whole mixture will look like porridge. Don’t bother since it dries up after cooling and you can roll it into small balls and serve. Serve it with Pearl Onions, Green Chilies, Puli kuzhambu and Buttermilk / Curd.
- Soak the grains for 1 hour or overnight & follow the above mentioned method.
- Cook the grains using pressure cooker which takes even less time. You need to follow 1:2 cup ratio if using cooker. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
- We can also add buttermilk or curd while cooking along with water. It is optional.