28 states: How to make Tamil Nadu's Kambu Koozh
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Today, we bring you the recipe of Tamil Nadu's Kambu Koozh.
Kambu Koozh is a traditional dish prepared from pearl millet -- kambu meaning pearl millet and koozh meaning porridge.
It's popularly served during the summers and is considered healthy because it has high water content, is easy to digest and is anything but fattening.
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Presenting you the recipe for Tamil Nadu's Kambu Koozh:
- 1/2 cup kambu (pearl millet)
- 2 cups water or milk
- Salt as per taste
- 1/2 cup curd
- Clean the millet for dry grass or stones, if any.
- Soak the millet in water for half an hour.
- Rinse well and drain the water.
- Add half a cup of water and grind it coarsely in a mixer. For best results, keep it aside overnight for at least six hours.
- Heat a deep bottom earthen vessel and empty the mixture.
- Add salt and mix well.
- Add one cup of water or milk and keep stirring continuously on a medium flame for five to seven minutes till it is evenly cooked.
- You may add more water to get the desired consistency.
- Serve hot with curd or pickle.
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