Little Millet Vegetables Kichdi | Saamai Kichadi | Saamai Upma | Millet Khichdi Recipe | Sirudhaaniya Samayal

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How about a healthy and tasty Millet breakfast ?? Let the heart that beats for you, stay more healthier 🙂 “Health” is the best gift for your loved ones .. Hearty and Healthy Valentine’s day wishes 🙂

Nutritious Little millets cooked with healthy veggies make a tasty and heart-healthy dish. Used heart-shape cookie cutter for presentation to mark the occasion. Try this and I am sure you will love it !!

Little Millet(Saamai) Khichdi Recipe – Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Soaking Time : 20 mins
Serves : 4 | Suits: 1+ Year babies and whole family

Little Millet/Saamai arisi – 1 cup
Water – 3 cups
Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
Rock Salt – 1/2 tsp

To cut:

Onion – 1
Tomato – 1
Potato – 1
Carrot – 1 big and stout
Green beans – 10
Green Peas – 1/2 cup
Green Chilli – 1 big or 2 small
Ginger – 1 small piece
Coriander leaves – Few

To Temper:

Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds(Kadugu) – 1/8 tsp
Urad dal(Ulutham paruppu) – 1/4 tsp
Channa dal(Kadalai paruppu) – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – Few


1. Millets might have tiny sand and stones. Take water immersed millets in a vessel. Hold one end of the vessel rim and slightly lift up. While you shake the vessel to and fro using one hand, gather the millets in the other palm and transfer to another vessel in batches. In this way, the sand settles in the bottom to discard easily. Repeat this process twice or thrice until no sand settles down.2.Soak the washed millet rice in 3 cups of water for 20 mins. In the meantime, wash and cut the vegetables.3.In a pressure cooker, add oil. Once hot, add mustard seeds. Once spluttered, add urad dal and channa dal. Once slightly browned, add onion, slit green chilli, curry leaves and ginger pieces. Fry till onion becomes translucent.4.Add tomato and fry till mushy. Add chopped vegetables.5.Fry well for 2 mins and then add turmeric powder. Again fry for 2 more mins. Then add coriander leaves and give a quick stir.6.Add soaked millet along with water. Add required salt and stir well.7.Pressure cook for 3 whistles. Let the pressure release naturally. Open and give a quick stir.       Serve hot/warm with coconut chutney .. Deliciously yours …


  • Number of whistles may vary as per cooker. Use the same timing/whistles that you follow for ven pongal.
  • You shall add more green chillies as per your spice level.
  • I have used fresh peas. If you use frozen, add it just before closing the cooker.

Nutritional Benefits

Little Millet – Protein, Fibre, Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B, Folic acid & essential amino acids
Carrot – Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Fiber, Vitamins A & C
Green Beans – Protein, Dietary fiber, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Vitamins A, B & C
Green Peas – Protein, Dietary fiber, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamins A,B & C
Potato – Protein, Dietary fiber, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Vitamins B & C


2 Responses to Little Millet Vegetables Kichdi | Saamai Kichadi | Saamai Upma | Millet Khichdi Recipe | Sirudhaaniya Samayal

  1. Anonymous says:

    Again a good one..

  2. Jessica says:

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