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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Kamban Koozhu| Bajra Porridge | Pearl millet/ Bajra Recipes | Kambu Koozhu

Aadi koozhu

As I mentioned in the other post I love monsoon season and being in tamil nadu have enjoyed aadi masam/ monsoon month's koozhu varieties a lot. I had share aadi koozhu and now comes the very famous kamban koozhu which is nothing but made with kambu/ bajra/ pearl millet. Aadi month in chennai is celebrated so well and we can see a crowd of people in stores rushing for the aadi thalupadi/ monsoon season discounts .. I used to travel by train from school and use to hate this season because of the crowd  while travelling , but the only thing I loved about this season was the koozhu's which our neighbors share with us.

Bajra koozhu is again a very healthy and a great coolant for our body. I enjoyed this making at home and my H just loved the fact that it was healthy. Traditionally this koozhu is made with the whole grain bajra, after the bajra is washed  it is ground in a mixer coarsely , then little water is added and pressure cooked for 3-4 whistles. After it is pressure cooked and is cool enough round dumplings are made and placed in a clear water, this dumpling can be used when needed. While serving one dumpling is dissolved in a little water and mixed with buttermilk and salt to taste. But here I made this koozhu with bajra flour and added cooked rice to it as i did for aadi koozhu . I didn't find pearl millet here will post the traditional way once i get the whole bajra ..For now enjoy my version of kamban koozhu ..

Bajra porridge

Kambu koozhu


Bajra flour - 1/2 cup
Cooked rice - 1/2 cup ( optional)
Water - 2 cups ( approx)
Butter Milk as needed
Green chillies - 2-3 ( optional)
Onions - 1/4 cup ( chopped finely)
Raw Mango - 1/4 cup ( chopped)


  • Dilute Bajra flour in two cups of water without any lumps .
  • Leave it aside for 1-2 hours . Mean while grind cooked rice with little water , just pulse it twice or thrice we don't want to grind the rice into paste .
  • Now in a sauce pan boil the diluted Bajra , add coarsely ground rice and cook them till the thickens a bit.
  • After it thickens , turn off the flame and add butter milk to it.
  • Mix them well and keep them in a mud pot or steel pot.
  • You enjoy this porridge at room temperature or cool.
  • Koozhu tends to thicken as time goes so add enough liquid .
  • Serve them topped with some chopped onions and raw mango.
Millet recipes

Bajra flour recipes


  1. i feel to have them right now.u have presented it well

  2. A healthy diet for the monsoon season.Beautiful presentation.

  3. healthy diet koozh and perfect in summer the slices of mangoes there

  4. Another healthy kozhu... Love rhe presentation.. Feels to grab d whole.bowl...

  5. More than ragi koozh i love this kambu koozh a comforting and filling it with raw mango pieces :) you are tempting me with ur back to back koozh recipes manju, am gonna make one for me today ;)

  6. nice tempting presentation of a healthy dish..


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