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Pearl Millet Gruel | Kambu Koozh

A healthy and filling breakfast prepared with pearl millet flour and buttermilk from scratch. A perfect summer coolant.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Millet Gruel
Servings: 3
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Srividhya G


  • 1 cup Pearl Millet Flour
  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • 4 cups Water
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 4 Shallots
  • 3 tbsps Cilantro


  • Mix the bajra flour and water in a pot.
  • Mix well with hand and make sure there are no lumps in the bajra mixture.
  • Now in a medium heat start cooking this bajra-water mixture.
  • Keep stirring the mixture till it thickens up. It takes about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Now turn off the heat and let it cool.
  • Once it is cooled down add the buttermilk, salt, and water if required and mix well so that the bajra mixture integrates well with the buttermilk.
  • Now add the chopped shallots and cilantro.
  • That’s it the gruel is ready. Serve cold.


  • Ensure you mix the water and bajra flour thoroughly without any lumps.
  • Also, keep stirring the mix until it thickens.
  • Adjust the salt as per your taste and water according to your consistency preference.
  • Variations:
  • Instead of buttermilk and salt, you can add milk and sugar to make sweet porridge.
  • While cooking the flour, you can add about a tsp of oil and allow it to thicken and once cooled, you can make small balls and relish it with any curry.


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 770mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 0.4mg