kambu koozh recipe kambankoozh recipe
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kambu koozh recipe kambankoozh recipe

Peral millet porridge | Bajra porridge with buttermilk
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr
resting time4 hrs
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: kambu recipes, pearl millet recipes, summer drinks
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1.5 cups kambu/peral millet/ bajra - cleaned and washed
  • salt to taste
  • 1.5 cups spiced buttermilk - with ginger and green chilli
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2-3 tbsp small onions - sliced


  • Soak the Kambu/pearl millet in water for 2 hours. 
  • After 2 hours, drain it completely without any water. 
  • Blend it to a coarse powder and take it in a mud pot or any thick bottomed vessel. 
  • Add 3 measures of water (1 cup Broken Kambu:3 cups water) 
  • Start cooking in medium heat while stirring in between. Cook until thick.
  • Let it cool completely. 
  • Wet your hands and make balls of it and put it in a bowl of water at immersing level. 
  • refrigerate for 3-4 hours minimum. 
  • Take the balls needed along with little water used for soaking. mix well without lumps. 
  • add salt, spiced buttermilk, broken curry leaves, sliced small onions. 
  • mix well and serve fresh!