Parents are in a qunadary forever between choosing a nutritious meal for the child and making it tasty and appealing as well.

Serves: 1 child of age 4-6


  1. Samai- 100g
  2. Ghee – 4 tsps
  3. Onion – 1(chopped)
  4. Green chilli – 1 or 2
  5. Ginger Garlic paste – 2 tsps
  6. Carrot – ½ (Chopped)
  7. Green peas – 50g
  8. Butter beans- 50g
  9. Soya beans – 50 g
  10. String beans – 50g
  11. Potato – 1 ( Chopped)
  12. Coriander leaves – 2 tsp
  13. Curry leaves – optional
  14. Coconut milk – 1 cup ( 200ml)
  15. Salt – 1 tsp, can be increased as per taste
  16. Cardamon, cloves, cinnamon, – 1 nos each; can be increased to 2 nos each for more flavour

Ghee Samai little millets

A look at the ingredients


Method of preparation:

In a pan add 1 tsp of ghee. Add Samai ( little millets) and fry for 3 min until the color of Samai changes to light golden brown. Keep it separately.

Saute millets until golden brown

Take 2 tsps of ghee in the same pan; Add cardamon, cloves, cinnamon and wait for 2 mins. Add Onion & Chilli and saute until it is golden brown. (You can also add ginger garlic paste here according to your taste).

Saute onions until brown

Now add all the vegetables and saute until color changes.After the color is altered, add half salt of the total salt needed for the dish and saute for 2 more minutes.

Little millets

Little millet delicacy

Ghee Samai little millets

Ghee Samai little millets

Saute vegetables until color changes

Now add water. For 1 cup samai, add 2.5 cups of water. Once the water boils add remaining amount of salt.

Ghee Samai Little millets

Add water and salt to taste

Add Samai to the boiling mixture. To avoid forming lumps, Keep stirring continuously while adding Samai.

Ghee Samai little millets
Keep stirring to avoid lumps

Keep stirring till about 75-80 % of water is absorbed by the millets.  Add coriander leaves. At this point, salt and ghee may be added for more appropriate taste and flavour.  Pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Your Ghee Samai will look like this! Yummy and healthy!

Ghee Samai Little millets

Yum and healthy!

Yum and healthy!

This can be served as breakfast or after-school snack. A power-packed morning/evening will follow this yummy power meal.