May 31, 2016

Varagu (Kodo Millet) Vegetable Venpongal | Kodo Millet Recipes

     Today there are lot of recipes which use millets for pongal. In this recipe I added vegetables also along with varagu (Kodo Millet) vegetable pongal recipe. The vegetables adds more flavour to the pongal and is is also healthy too.


Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Breakfast
Preparation Time: 10 mins  | Cooking Time: 15 mins | Serves: 3
Varagu Rice (Kodo Millet)
1 cup
Split Green Gram (moong dal)
½ cup
Mixed and Chopped Vegetables (Carrot, Beans and Peas)
1 cup
To taste
Curry Leaves
1 spring
1 inch
Turmeric Powder
1/8 tsp
Hind / Asafoetida
¼ tsp
To Dry Roast:

Black Pepper
1 tsp
Cumin Seeds
1 tsp
To Temper:

1 tbsp
Cashew Nuts

1. Dry roast the dal till the nice aroma comes out. Allow it to cool down completely.
2. Dry roast the rice for 2 mins or get really hot. Allow it to cool down completely.
3. Mix the rice and dal together and wash them twice. Then soak it in 2 cups of water for 10 to 15 mins.
4. Meanwhile, dry roast the pepper and cumin seeds together till the nice aroma comes out.
5. In a pressure cooker, add the rice, moong dal mixture with soaked water.
6. Then add the roasted pepper and cumin seeds, curry leaves, grated ginger, salt, turmeric powder, hing, mixed vegetables and 3 cups of water.
7. Mix them well.  Pressure cook for 1 whistle in high flame and keep the flame in simmer and cook for 10 more mins.
8. Heat the pan, add ghee and fry the cashew nuts till they become golden color.
9. After pressure has gone, temper the pongal with fried cashew nuts. Mix them well and transfer it into a serving bowl or hot box.
    Healthy, tasty and yummy varagu veg pongal is ready. Serve it with Coconut Chutney, Tomato Chutney and Sambar.

1. You can use the rice and dal soaked water also.
2. You should not keep the pongal in the cooker itself. Because the pongal will becomes thick soon.
3. Addition of turmeric powder is optional.

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pepper bowl said...

very healthy pongal..your pics are looking awesome!

Shyamala said...

Healthy and tasty recipe. Where you buy the plate😜? The presentation is beautiful!!!!

Kurinji said...

#Shyamala: available in all pathirakadai in chennai

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