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
- Samai- 100g
- Ghee – 4 tsps
- Onion – 1(chopped)
- Green chilli – 1 or 2
- Ginger Garlic paste – 2 tsps
- Carrot – ½ (Chopped)
- Green peas – 50g
- Butter beans- 50g
- Soya beans – 50 g
- String beans – 50g
- Potato – 1 ( Chopped)
- Coriander leaves – 2 tsp
- Curry leaves – optional
- Coconut milk – 1 cup ( 200ml)
- Salt – 1 tsp, can be increased as per taste
- Cardamon, cloves, cinnamon, – 1 nos each; can be increased to 2 nos each for more flavour
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.
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.
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.
Add Samai to the boiling mixture. To avoid forming lumps, Keep stirring continuously while adding Samai.
- 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!
- Yum and healthy!
This can be served as breakfast or after-school snack. A power-packed morning/evening will follow this yummy power meal.