Saamai / Little Millet Kichadi
1. Saamai /little millet, 1 cup.
2. Moong dhal, 1/2 cup.
3. Onion, 1, medium-size, diced.
4. Tomatoes, 2, chopped.
5. Green chilies, 2, slit into 2.
6. Ginger, long thin strips, 1 tablespoon.
7. Turmeric powder, a pinch.
8. Hing, a pinch.
9. Curry leaves, a handful.
10. Salt, as per taste.
11. Ghee, 1 tablespoon or more upon preference.
Wash the moong dhal and millet and take them in a pressure pan or pressure cooker. Add the turmeric powder, salt, and 3-1/2 cups of water and cook for 15 minutes for up to 3 whistles. Meanwhile heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds and fry for few seconds. Add the diced onions and sauté until tender. Then add the diced tomatoes, green chilies, ginger,hing and curry leaves and sauté for a few minutes until everything is well blended. Add the millet and dhal mixture to this along with the ghee and more water if needed and cook under low flame for 2 more minutes and serve hot with pappads and pickle.
Cooking and trying out new recipes is my passion. I come from a family with where type 2 diabetes is very common and we have lost many loved one due to complications of this disease. This blog is my humble attempt to create low-carb and healthy dishes and well as healthy lifestyle tips suitable for diabetics. This blog is to prove that healthy, primarily diabetic-friendly foods, can be tasty as well. Kuhapriyai @ Gita