Samai or sama is the smallest of all millets, that is why it is called "Little Millet'. Little Millet is known as Samai in Tamil, Same in Kannada, Kutki in Hindi, Sama in Telugu and Chama in Malayalam. This is one of my comfort food. Little millet, kodo millet (varagu) and barnyard millet (kuthiraivali) are more or less like eating rice, you will not know much difference. Do try it and give me your feedback. Today we will learn how to make little millet/samai thayir sadam following this easy recipe.
Wash and pressure cook millets with 1 1/2 cup of water. The millets should be a little mushy. You can also cook covered in a pan. For more details check out How to cook Millets
Add milk and mash it well when it is hot. Once it cools, add curd, salt needed and mix well.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, carrot and capsicum. Saute for 2-3 seconds and add it to the samai thayir sadam.
Add finely chopped mangoes and garnish with coriander leaves.
You do not need any side dish for this. It tastes good as such.
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