Kambu, is also known as Pearl Millet in English and Bajra in Hindi is a widely grown and widely eaten millet in the World. Kambu is grown mostly in Southern Africa and the Indian Sub continent. Kambu is the plant that grows and flourishes in alkaline soil, poor soil in drought hit high temperature area. Kambu is rich in iron and vitamin B complex.
The health benefits of Kambu are numerous. As it is non glutenous, rich in dietary fiber it is ideal to develop health and produce immunity. Kambu though rich in nutrients and minerals it is easily digestible. For more about Kambu CLICK HERE.
Kambu Pakkoda is a healthy snack recipe which is suitable for evenings as snacks. It is easily made with chopped onions, green chillies and deep fried in oil. Kambu Pakoda is nutritious and loved by kids. For a sweet recipe with Kambu – Kambu Puttu CLCIK HERE.
Now let us see how to make Kambu Pakkoda. (Bajra Pakoda)
- Cambu flour (Pearl millet) – 1 cup
- Salt – to taste
- Onion – 1 big
- Green chilli – 2
- Coriander – 1/4 cup
- Oil – for deep fry
- Water – 1/2 cup
Mix all the ingredients. Add water and knead in to a smooth dough.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Make the dough in to tiny bits and deep fry in the oil. Serve with chilli sauce.
If you add more water the pakoda will not come properly so you can add water little by little to knead the flour.
If you want you can add finely chopped ginger.
More Millet Recipes
- Kambu Upma or Bajra Upma
- Varagu Ven Pongal
- Varagu Sadham
- Varagu kanji
- Kambu Dosa
- Kambu Puttu
- Kambu Pakkoda