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Apr 26, 2014

Pearl millet Sathuamuthu/ Kambu Rasam

English Name: Pearl Millet Tamil :  Kambu     Hindi:   Bajra

Pearl millet is a very high fiber content. India is the largest producer of pearl millet. Bajre ki roti with sarsoon ka saag is one of India’s signature dishes from the Rajasthan. I will post the recipes later.
Bajra is high in proteins , iron, calcium , and it prevents anemia.
This rasam is very healthy and unique one. Try it and Enjoy it.


Kambu                                    2 Tbsp.
Chopped Tomato                      1 No.
Tamarind                                  a small lemon size

Salt                                          to taste
Grated Ginger                            1 Tbsp.
Asafoetida powder                       ¼ Tsp.
Curry leaves                               few
Coriander leaves
To Seasonings:
 Ghee                                      1 Tbsp.
Black pepper                            ¼ Tsp.
Cumin seeds                             ¼ Tsp.
Red chilies                                1 no.

  • Soak the tamarind in hot water and extract juice and discard the pulp. Keep aside.
  • Soak the Kambu into the hot water for a hour, then cook it  in hot water. When kambu is well cooked, using blender to grind it with water. Drain and save the kambu water. Keep aside.
  •  In a sauce pan/ eeya sombhu, Add the  kambhu water,tamarind extract, chopped tomatoes, asafetida,grated ginger, rasam powder and salt  and bring to boil until the raw smell of kambhu & tamarind disappears.
  • If you need, you can add ½ cup of water , when it begins to boil. Switch off the stove.
  • Temper the all seasonings in ghee. Garnish with fresh coriander, leaves.
  • Rasam can be served with rice or as a soup.

1 comment:

  1. This is a healthy cereal which many forgot. Thanks for sharing this.


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