Little Millet Pesarattu

After reading up on Millets, I was a little more observant on my recent trip to the local Indian stores last time and guess what I found? Little Millet/ Sa(n)wa / Sa(a)ma!! I then looked up information about this millet and found it is quite popular and is used part of the fasting (Farali) food in many states. 

Little Millet

I decided to try this little millet in an indirect form and hit upon this idea!! I felt these little millets were more like broken rice or rice rava and didn't find any distinctive taste or bite to it. So good news is, it is easily disguise-able :).

Check these crepes/dosas out for Day 2 Week 2 of BM #42.

Little Millet Pesarattu

Ingredients - 

Little Millet / Sama / Sanwa 1/2 cup
Moong Dal 3/4 cup
Ginger 1 inch
Green Chillies 2-3
Coriander leaves few (Optional)
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Salt as needed
Onions, finely chopped (Optional)
Oil to spray while cooking

Little Millet Pesarattu

Method Of Preparation -

Soak the little millet and moong dal for 3-4 hours. (I soaked overnight).

Drain and grind into a fine batter adding ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves, cumin seeds and water as needed.

On a hot griddle / tawa, pour a ladle full of batter and spread it into a thin circle. Sprinkle finely chopped onions on it, spray a little oil all over and let it cook.

Flip it onto the other side until cooked.

Remove and continue with the rest of the batter. 

Serve it hot with a chutney of your choice.

Preparation Time 15 min
Makes 10


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. Incorporating millets in our diet is not that tricky. Isn't it? My Gujarati neighbor cooks this millet as rice or prepares upma/khichdi with it.
    Nutritious atlu.

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Those crispy pesarattu makes me hungry, am ready to finish that plate.

  5. Sarita Says:
  6. Looks like pesarattu..great recipe.. Would love to try.

  7. Pavani Says:
  8. Have to look for this millet on my next grocery store visit. Dosas have come out perfect. Lovely presentation as well.

  9. Kalyani Says:
  10. perfect dosas - bookmarking ! and i love the cute pepper cut flower :)

  11. would love to try this out. Nice pesarattu..

  12. Srivalli Says:
  13. So nicely done your presentation..

  14. That looks absolutely gorgeous! The pesarattu looks so soft....I am definitely going to hunt for this millet.

  15. Unknown Says:
  16. Interesting recipe. Should try it.

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