Pearl Millet Buttermilk | Kambu Moru | Summer Special Drink

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Pearl Millet ButterMilk Recipe-1Kambu, a healthy summer coolant when mixed with probiotic(Live microorganisms that multiply healthy bacteria) curd/buttermilk, cools the body and boosts immunity.

Calcium and Iron-rich pearl millet is given to feeding moms to accelerate lactation. This drink is prescribed for Parents-to-be to cool the body and for the fertility-friendly minerals present in it.

I have already posted authentic Ragi(Finger Millet) koozh. Traditional kambu koozh recipe calls for broken kambu(Kambu kurunai) and demands fermentation. This instant Kambu moru is for persons who wish to stay away from sourness and raw onions.

My koozh recipes were published in “Chellamaey” Magazine in April 2016 Edition. Click here to peep!Pearl Millet ButterMilk Recipe-2

Kambu Mouru Recipe – Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 5 mins
Serves: 2 | Suits: 1+ Years babies and whole family

Pearl Millet Flour(Kambu maavu) – 1/4 cup
Water – 1 cup + 1/2 cup
Curd – 1 cup
Curry Leaves – Few
Corriander Leaves – Few
Ginger – a small piece
Green Chilli – 1
Hing – 1 pinch
Salt – 1/4 tsp


1.Add pearl millet flour and 1 cup of water in a pan. Mix well without any lumps.How to make kambu more step-42.Switch on the stove and heat it till it cooks well and thickens. Stir continuously while cooking. Pour the porridge into another vessel and let it cool.How to make kambu more step-54.Slit green chilli and take out the seeds inside. Grind ginger, seedless green chilli, curry and corriander leaves for few pulses in mixie.How to make kambu more step-15.Add curd to it and grind until smooth. Add 1/2 cup water and grind for few pulses.How to make kambu more step-26.Pour into a strainer to strain out the solid green stuffs. Add a generous pinch of hing.How to make kambu more step-37.Add this buttermilk to cooled kambu porridge. Add required salt and mix well.How to make kambu more step-6    Instant kambu mouru is ready.. Serve with mour milagaai ..

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  • For homemade pearl millet flour, just wash pearl millets, dry it in sun and grind it in mill. Shelf life for the flour is 3-4 months.
  • Once prepared, drink fresh or atleast within 2-3 hrs.
  • Add salt just at the time of consumption.

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Nutritional Benefits

Pearl Millet/Kambu – Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Protein, Fibre, Folic acid, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin B & E
Buttermilk/Moru – Vitamins B&C, Calcium, Protein, Folates, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Selenium, Magnesium


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