சாமை -Little Millet Biryani / Samai Biryani Recipe

Little Millet Biryani

Little Millet Biryani

INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 200ml

  • Saamai/Little millet – 1 cup
  • Mixed vegetables ( 1 carrot,1 big potato,a handful of peas)
  • Water – 1.5 cups

To saute

  • Cooking oil or ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Whole garam masala -1 cinnamon ,2 cloves ,1 cardamom,bayleaf,star anise
  • Fennel seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Big onion – 1 no
  • G&G paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Mint leaves – a handful
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Curd – 1 tsp
METHOD
  • Chop the vegetables and keep aside.Heat a cooker base with oil and temper cinnamon,cloves,cardamom,bayleaf and marati moggu. Add fennel seeds n immediately put the onions and saute until transparent.

 

  • Add G&G paste.Saute until raw smell goes off.Add half of the mint leaves and mix well.Add the chopped vegetables,red chilli powder,Garam masala powder and salt.Saute for a minute.
  • Add water,remaining mint leaves,curd and washed saamai/millet. Mix well and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.Remove after the steam is released.Check if its cooked well else add 1/4 cup of water,mix well and cook for one whistle in high flame. Do not add more water for samai as it may become mushy quickly. So take care.
    • Fluff the rice with a fork and enjoy with raita !

    • You can replace Samai with Varagu/kudo millet.The water quantity is the same.
    • For Kuthiravali,water quantity would be 1:2.
    • Instead of red chilli powder,u can use chopped green chillies too.
    • For more flavor,u can add black stone flower/Kalpasi.

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