September 11, 2017

Varagu Arisi Upma / Kodo Millet Upma

The best way to have millets is to have many standard recipes like idli, dosa etc. using millets instead of rice. I've tried Upma with Varagu / Kodo Millet  in this recipe. It came out very well and tastes almost as good as Rava. This recipe is excellent way to have millets without compromise in taste.

         Recipe Cuisine : South India| Recipe Category: Breakfast
Preparation Time: 10 mins  | Cooking Time: 20 mins | Serves : 3

Varagu Arisi / Kodo Millet
1 cup
2 ½ cups
As required
To Temper:

2 tsp
Mustard Seeds
½ tsp
Urad Dal
½ tsp
Bengal Gram / Kadalai Paruppu
1 tbsp
Curry Leaves
1 spring
Red Chilli
1 – 2
Chopped Onion
¼ cup
Grated Ginger
½ tbsp
For Garnish:

Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves
1 tbsp

1 Wash and soak the varagu arisi / Kodo Millet with 1 cup of water for 15-30 mins.
2. Heat the oil a pressure cooker, add mustard seeds and wait for popping.
3. Add urad dal and fry for few seconds.
4. Add Bengal gram dal and sauté till they turns into golden in color.
5. Add the curry leaves and broken red chilli, Sauté them for few seconds.
6. Add the chopped onion and grated ginger. Sauté them till they become translucent.
7.  Now add 2 ½ cups of water including the soaked water, salt and coriander leaves.
8. When it starts boiling, add soaked kodo millet rice and close the lid  of the cooker.
9. Pressure cook them for 4-5 whistles in a medium flame.
10. After pressure has gone, mix them gently and immediately transfer it into the serving bowl.
    Serve this yummy kodo millet upma with coconut chutney.

1. Adjust the chilli level according to your taste.
2. Use coconut oil, instead of normal cooking oil. Coconut oil gives very nice aroma to the upma.


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