Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kambu Appam / Pearl Millet Appam

Dear friends,

I have been MIA in my recipes blog. Here is my post on Kambu recipes.

Pearl Millet / Kambu - Rich source of phosphorus, which plays an important part in the structure of body cells. Phosphorus, found in pearl millets, is a significant component of several necessary compounds including adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This element is also a crucial component of nucleic acids, which are the building blocks of the genetic code. Phosphorus is a constituent of lipid-containing structures such as cell membranes and nervous system structures.

Here is my recipe on how to make Kambu Appam.


To Soak & grind
Pearl Millet/ Kambu / Bajra - 1 1/2 cup
Pachaarusi/ Raw Rice - 1
Par boiled rice - 1/4 cup
Urad dal (whole ) - 1 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds - 10 no
Shredded coconut - 2 tbsp

To Mix
Salt - to taste
Baking Soda - optional


  • Wash and soak all the items under Soak & grind for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Grind the soaked pearl millet,rice and dal along with the shredded coconut. 
  • The batter should be of smooth paste consistency and thin when compared to normal dosa batter.
  • Mix salt & store the batter in vessel and allow it to ferment overnight.
  • If you want to use baking soda, add it to the batter 10 minutes before cooking.
  • Keep the appam pan on the stove in medium heat , brush it with a little oil and pour one ladle of the batter to the center of the pan and take the pan and make a swirl to spread the bread to appam shape. Cover it with a lid to let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once the center of the appam it cooked, remove it from the pan.

Serve hot with coconut chutney and sambhar. Best food for Diabetes.

Health Benefits of Pearl Millet / Kambu / Bajra

Millets are a great source of starch, making it a high-energy food. It is also an excellent source of protein and fiber. It is said that the amino acids in the pearl millet are more easily digestible than the ones found in wheat.

Millets contain an essential phytonutrient, lignin, which is very beneficial for the human body. With the help of natural flora, lignans get converted to mammalian lignans and they fight against hormone-dependent cancers and reduce the risk of cardiac arrests.

Consumption of pearl millets helps in minimizing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Being a good source of magnesium, millets act as a cofactor in a number of enzymatic reactions.

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  1. WOW I didnt know you had a cookery blog too you are a multi talent juggling girl!!
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  2. I have tried this one soon after you posted. Thanks for your article. I would like to add up " Kambu dosa preparation " here. Hope that helps all

  3. Nice. If I'm using kambu flour what is the measurement?


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