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Samai Kozhukattai recipe

Samai - little millet Kozhukattai recipe
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: kozhukattai, little millet recipes, millet recipes
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1 cup samai / Little millet
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal split
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2-3 no red chilli - broken
  • 1 no onion - chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • salt to taste


  • wash and Soak the millet in enough water for 1 hour. 
  • Drain the water and grind it to a coarse paste. 
  • Heat coconut oil and crackle mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chillies, curry leaves and fry for few seconds. 
  • Further, add chopped onions and fry until pale. 
  • At this stage, add 2 cups water, salt to taste and let it come to a boil. 
  • When the water is boiling, add the coarse millet paste and mix well until lump free. 
  • Close and let it cook in simmer for 10-15 minutes Or until all the water is used up. 
  • Open and mix until it combines together. 
  • Let the mixture get warm enough to handle. 
  • Grease your hands and make balls out of it. 
  • Grease an idli plate and place the balls over it. 
  • Steam cook for 10 minutes. Take out and serve hot with chutney and sambar.