Panankalkandu Samai Kesari

>>  Monday, July 25, 2016

For the second day of BM#66, Diabetic Sweets I have a Kesari made with Samai and Panankalkandu. Little Millet or Samai is a healthy option to indulge when you want to make a Kesari or a rice version. Palm Sugar makes a great substitute for White Sugar. Glycemic Index, (GI) of Palm Sugar is 41. 

I am only going to give the details as given on the different sites, I urge one should verify this again before consuming this. However on a general note, this sugar is considered healthy. I remembered Veena's making a samai kesari and adapted it with how I wanted.


Samai Kesari 

Ingredients Needed:

Samai / Little Millet - 1/2 cup
Panankalkandu / Palm Sugar - 3/4 cup + 1/2 cup water
Water - 1 1/4 cup - 1 1/2 cup
Ghee - 2 tsp
Almond - handful

How to make Samai Kesari

Heat a nonstick pan with 1 tsp ghee, roast the millet for a minute.

Next add water and simmer till the millet gets cooked This takes about 10 mins. 

Meanwhile, crush the palm sugar and dissolve in 1/2 cup water. Cook on high flame till the sugar is all melted and the sugar thickens.

Once the samai is cooked and water is all absorbed, add the palm sugar water. Mix well and simmer again. 

When the kesari is well mixed, heat a pan with ghee and roast the chopped almonds. Add this to the Kesari. 

Serve hot.

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vaishali sabnani July 25, 2016 at 7:51 AM  

I have yet to work with millets..the kesari sounds delicious.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan July 26, 2016 at 9:06 PM  

Using samai and palm sugar is a great idea. I use palm sugar only for kashayam and legiyam.. (errr I know) I need to step up and start using them for desserts too.

Subhashini July 27, 2016 at 7:39 AM  

Looks delicious

Ritu Tangri July 31, 2016 at 4:00 PM  

The kesari sounds delicious....

Pavani N August 2, 2016 at 7:27 AM  

That is a nutritious kesari with Samai Valli. Using palm sugar is a great idea.

Smruti Shah August 3, 2016 at 5:37 AM  

Samai and palm sugar makes such a great sweet. Lovely pick!

Priya Suresh August 4, 2016 at 6:37 PM  

Very interesting Kesari, and love the use of palm candy rock here.

Usha Rao August 6, 2016 at 5:20 AM  

Millets kesari looks good and using palm sugar is a nice idea.

Sapana Behl August 31, 2016 at 7:07 PM  

Millet kesrai sounds an interesting idea.Well done .

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