Kambu Aval/Poha Bisibela bath

Kambu Aval/Poha Bisibela bath

Kambu aval – 1 cup
Moong dhal – 1/2 cup
Mixed veggies – carrot, beans sweet potato, drumstick can add more veggies of your choice
Onion – 1 big size
Tomato – 2
Tamarind – small gooseberry size
Sambar powder or Bisibella powder – 2 1/2 t spoon

Curry leaves

Soak tamarind with half cup of water and extract juice out of it
Wash and Soak Bajra/ Kambu Aval/Poha for 20 mins
Meanwhile add moong dhal to an earthen kadai and allow it to boil with little water
Once it starts boiling add all the mixed cut vegetables except onion
Add tamarind juice and boil well till raw smell goes and veggies get cooked, see to that the liquid level is jus little more than the quantity of dhal and veggies mixture as Aval does not need more water.

Heat another kadai and add mustard once it crackles add fenugreek, Hing and curry leaves. Now add finely chopped onions and fry well. After onion changes colour add the sambar powder and fry for a min. Add this to the dhal mixture and stir well.
Wait till it bubbles up and then add the soaked Bajra/ Kambu Poha after straining out the water
Garnish with coriander leaves

Delicious Kambu aval rice ready for lunch

This is a very good choice for add Bajra to our diet as it tastes jus like rice. Unless said no one can find that its Bajra/ Kambu dish. Can substitute any other Aval Poha variet instead of Kambu Aval.

Pearl Millet Kesari / Kambu Kesari


Kambu – 1/2 cup
Palm Sugar powder – 1/2 cup
Cahew and Raisin – as required
Ghee – 1/2 cup
Water – 2 cup


Take Kambu in a pan and dry it well till a nice aroma arises.
Then cool it and grind it to a fine powder in a mixer.
In a pan add ghee and fry raisins and cashews in it till golden brown. Remove it and keep it aside.
In the same pan add the kambu powder and fry well till its cooked.
Then add 2 cups of water slowly and mix well. Then add palm sugar powder and mix.
When it starts thickening add remaining ghee and stir continuously for 10 mins. Finally add fried nuts and raisins and serve.


Bajra Aval/Poha Veg Cutlet (Kambu Cutlet)


Bajra/Kambu Aval/Poha – 2 cups
Peanuts – Handful
Boiled Potato – 2
Grated carrot – 1
Onion – 1
Pudina – 10 leaves
Ginger – 1 inch
Green chilly – 2
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking


Wash once and Soak Bajra Aval/Poha for 15 min.
Finely chop onion,ginger,green chilly and pudina leaves.
After 15 mins squeze the water from bajra poha and add it to mixing bowl.
(This excess squeezed water can be used for making some other dish)
Now add boiled mashed potato, grated carrot, onion, ginger, green chilly and pudina leaves and mix all the ingredients together.

Spread little oil in your palm and make small flat dumplings out of the mixture.
Heat a iron Tawa and pour few drops of oil.
Once its hot place these dumpling in the tawa and cook till golden brown by turning each cutlet now and then.
Put few drops of oil if necessary.

A Healthy lip smacking evening snack ready to be tasted!!!

Bajra Aval/Poha can be substituted with other Millets and flattened rice like Ragi aval, Black rice aval(Karuppu Kavuni), Diabetic/Arthirites Poha ( Kattuyanam), Normal Aval or Poha