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Kambu Sadam Recipe-Pearl Millet Rice-Bajra Rice-Kambu Recipes

Kambu Sadam Recipe

Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 20 mins
Serves: 1
Recipe Category: Millets
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Ingredients needed

Organic Pearl Millet -1/2 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Salt to taste


Dry roast kambu until it is hot to touch.

Wash the pearl millet well and drain the water. Keep it aside for 15-20 minutes. Grind it a little coarse if you are cooking in a pan but it is not necessary if you pressure cook. Picture above shows kambu (as such without grinding it coarsely) cooked in pressure cooker.


You can cook kambu in a pan or even pressure cook kambu.
Heat 2 cups of water in a pan, when water boils, add kambu and salt needed. Cover and cook on medium flame. Stir in between to prevent it from getting burnt.
Kambu Sadam in cooker - Add 1 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
Best side dish for Kambu Sadam/Soru - Sambar, kuzhambu or kootu.

Kuthiraivali upma | Barnyard millet upma | Millet recipes

Kuthiraivali upma | Barnyard millet upma | Millet recipes

Prep Time : 5 mins
Cook Time : 20 mins
Serves: 2
Recipe Category: Breakfast
Recipe Cuisine: Indian


Barnyard millet 1/2 cup
Water 1 & 1/2 cups
Onion (skip on fasting days) 1
carrot, finely chopped 2 tblsp
Beans, finely chopped 4
Ginger, very finely chopped 1 tsp
Green chilli 2
Salt As needed

To temper

Coconut oil/ or any cooking oil 1 tblsp
Mustard 3/4 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Channa dal 1 tblsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig


  • Wash the millet once or twice and drain water completely
  • Heat a kadai with oil, temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order. Followed by onion, green chilli and ginger. Fry till onion turns transparent. Add veggies and fry for 2 minutes in low flame.
  • Add water and salt. Bring to boil and add the millet. Mix well.
  • Cook covered in low flame for 8 to 10 minutes or until all water dries up.


  • Can be garnished with grated coconut.
  • Coconut oil and ginger adds nice flavor.
  • If making without onion and veggies, add asafoetida while tempering and add pepper powder for flavor.

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