Sunday, September 27, 2015

Mixed Millets Porridge/Millets Kanji Maavu/Sathumaavu Kanji using Millets

Porridge is an essential part of our food chain right from our birth. Apart from mother's milk, a new born is sometimes fed with Parboiled rice porridge. Later, starts mashed rice and lentil porridge, sometimes with mashed veggies. As a grown up we too at times prefer porridge for our breakfast.So, as a final touch to the Breakfast Genre, i bring you a Sathumaavu kanji using Mixed millets. 
2 or 3 years back, I frequetly used to make oats porridge or Poha porridge. When i switched to millets, i changed to leftover millets porridge with varagu/kodo millet and Kambu/pearl millet, but these were cold porridge, served with curd or buttermilk. 
Both my kiddos love the Ragi and cashewnut porridge, when served warm with lots of roasted cashews on top. So, i tried making this mixed millets kanji maavu at home, to satisfy our sudden hunger pangs, especially the little ones, and also as an easy and healthy breakfast option for adults, when we don't have anything at hand. All it takes is 10 minutes to make this porridge mix and you don't need any fancy equipment to grind,our simple mixie jar is fine. 
This ingredients makes a 200 grams bottle full of powder, which will last you a week full, if you are making this everyday.  Totally healthy, preservative free and since i have made this using organic millets, i can also add chemical free!!!!
Ingredients
2 tbsp varagu arisi/Kodo millet
2 tbsp Thinai arisi/foxtail millet
2 tbsp saamai arisi/Little millet
2 tbsp Kuthiraivaali/Barnyard millet
2 tbsp chutney dal/Potukadalai/Roasted gram
2 tbsp badam/almonds
Method

  • Dry roast all the millets together. To the hot roasted millets, add almonds and roasted gram. Let it cool for 10 minutes.
  • Take the ingredients in a mixer and grind it to a fine powder.  Store the powder in an air-tight container. 
To Make the Porridge/Kanji
Ingredients
2 tbsp of porridge powder
1.5 cups of milk
2 tsp sugar or to taste
a generous sprinkle of cinnamon
2 pinches of cardamom powder 
an almond chopped fine and few raisins for garnish

Method
  • Heat milk in a sauce pan, Mix the kanji powder in 1/4 cup of water and make a thin liquid. Add cardamom powder and sugar to the boiling milk. 
  • Reduce the flame and add the kanji liquid to the milk, mix well. and cook in a slow flame until the kanji thickens. Take it off the stove and transfer it on to a bowl. sprinkle cinnamon, garnish with raisins and almonds and serve warm. 
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14 comments:

  1. Surely a healthy one and looks super delicious too.. Bookmarking it..

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  2. Mindblowing, wat an ultimate porridge and love all the millets went in..Absolutely my kind of porridge Priya.

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  3. All those millets going in that bowl makes it more healhty.Lovely reading about your millet experiments.

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  4. Really interesting bowl of breakfast... the only millet I know is raagi, nothing else... we don't use much in our cooking either... really a good share...

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  5. Excellent one Priya..I enjoyed your series and what a find each one has been!

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  6. I love porridge for breakfast, It looks delicious . With all those millets, it's must be healthy & fulfilling.

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  7. Ahhh Sathumaavu kanchi. Kiddo loves this. He grew up eating this one.

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  8. Beautiful click and tempting bowl of porridge. Love the garnish

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  9. Wow what a highly nutritious and delicious Millet porridge.

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  10. Wow! Such a nutritious millet porridge, Priya. I am sure I am going to try it out.

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  11. Very healthy porridge. ... Very good for kids

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  12. Such a healthy porridge. I have to check these millets out as the millet recipes are becoming too tempting because of the BMs.

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  13. reminds me of tiny shloku days....will make it again...when the cold weather comes in to make a nice soup

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  14. Like Pradnya it reminds me of the times when kiddo was younger. Will love to try it once I source all these millets.

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