Sweet Kambu Maavu

Kambu/ Pearl millet has following health benefits:

  • Provides disease fighting phytochemicals.
  • Lowers cholesterol.
  • Good antioxidant.
  • Gluten free grain.
  • Helps in weight reduction and controls blood sugar levels.


  • Kambu – 1 kg
  • Palm Sugar – 800gms
  • Dry Ginger – 20 gms
  • Pepper – 15 gms



  • Clean the kambu well and soak it in luke warm water for 10 minutes.
  • Put it in a strainer and leave it aside for 45 minutes.
  • Hand pound it into a fine powder.
  • Grate the palm sugar, add 100ml of water and cook on a stove,stirring regularly for 10 minutes
  • Roast the dry ginger until it becomes slightly brown and emits aroma.
  • Roast the pepper until it splatters.
  • Powder both together in a mixie for a fine mixture.
  • Add the powder to the kambu powder and mix it well.
  • Take half of the kambu powder and add half of the palm sugar syrup to it.
  • Make it into balls or slates. Do the same with the rest of the kambu powder and the palm sugar syrup.

SERVE IT WITH GHEE AND BANANA and enjoy the authentic rural dessert of Pollachi.

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An enthusiast at heart, Pravin considers himself a Nature lover, dreamer and God's child. Through The Pollachi Papyrus, he aspires to offer a platform where like-minded travel enthusiasts can come together, collaborate and contribute towards efficiently documenting and creatively publishing the richness of the bio-cultural diversity, the land of Pollachi and the Anamalais hosts!

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