BM #99 Day 12 - 

Today we have another millet based tangy preparation. This is also a breeze to prepare if the tamarind sauce is prepared in advance.

I prepared this as part of a weekend meal and I shall present the whole platter in another post when the time is right :).

Ingredients -

Little Millet / Saamalu / Saamai / Vrat ke chawal 1 cup
Salt and Turmeric as needed
Pulihora Gojju / Tamarind Rice Sauce 1-2 Tbsp as needed
Seasoning (Oil 2 Tbsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Peanuts handful, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Curry leaves few, Hing couple pinches, Red Chillies 2, Turmeric 1/4 tsp)

Method Of Preparation -

Soak the Little Millet for 3-4 hours (Optional) and pressure cook with 1 1/2 cups of water for about 4 minutes or until cooked through and fluffy.

Spread the cooked little millet in a wide platter to cool.

Prepare the seasoning in a heated pan by adding all the seasoning ingredients in the hot oil.

Sprinkle salt and turmeric as needed and remove from heat.

Mix in the tamarind rice sauce into the cooled little millet.

Add the prepared seasoning and mix well.

Cover and set aside for a few minutes so that the flavors can blend in.

Serve warm as is.


 Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#99

Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 2-3


  1. Ahem ! Ahem ! A Thali in the drafts Harini :))
    The tangy millets must have been a treat to enjoy , like the way you have substituted millets with rice . Nice and healthy , yet delicious .

  2. Saamai is one millet which substitutes rice easily in recipes. The pulihora looks awesome and I am literally drooling here.

  3. I usually make it for our lunch boxes.. With potato fry and lots of peanuts it just tastes out of the world!!

  4. Suma Gandlur Says:
  5. You are also on to the next theme or was it your Ugadi meal? :) The pulihora looks very festive besides being healthy. Looking forward to your thali meal.

  6. sushma Says:
  7. Saamai pulihora looks great, lovely dish and great substitute to rice. Good one

  8. Srivalli Says:
  9. on Vaishali's comment...:) this one and even I usually make this with little millet, tastes so good right..

  10. Kalyani Says:
  11. lol on the "when the time is right" :-) we both seem to have posted with little millet for today's alphabet.. the pulihora looks fantastic...

  12. Srividhya Says:
  13. When is the right time??? Have you already started the Thali preparation are what? Awesome man... This is a delicious pulihora for sure.

  14. cookwithrenu Says:
  15. Now this is one healthy version of pulihora. I love tamarind rice and would love to try this with millet.

  16. Swati Says:
  17. Tamarind rice is one of my favourite and making with millets sounds so nutritious and healthy. Very nice share!!

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