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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:33 pm 
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How to Prepare Varagu Arisi Pulao /Varagu Arisi Vegetable Rice?

Kodo millet (Tamil: Varagu), the wild cereal, has medicinal properties that can help diabetics :o and even the obese :) .
It is rich in protien, fiber and minerals and vitamins. The fiber content of the whole grain is very high. Kodo millet also contain high amounts of polyphenols, an antioxidant compound.

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Ingredients:

Kodo millet (Varagu) - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Curd - 1 1/2 tbsp
Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
Salt - as per taste
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Bay Leaf - 1
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 big
Potato - 1 potato
Carrot - 1 carrot
Beans - 5
Peas - 1/3 cup
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Green chilli - 2
Curry leaves - a sprig

Coriander leaves

Preparations:
1.Soak the Kodo millet in water for 30 minutes.
2.Slice onions finely and keep it aside.
3.Peel the skin and chop carrots , potato and Ginger into small pieces
4.Cut the Green chilli in lengthwise
5.Finely chop beans and keep it aside.

Method:
1.Heat oil in a pressure pan, add bayleaf, cumin seeds, cinnamon and cloves.
2.Now add the onion, green chillies and fry for few mins.
3.Then add the chopped veggies.Fry for 2-3 minutes
4.Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder.
5.Add the curd and Mix well.
6.Now add exactly 1 cup(2 times of varagu) of water and allow it to boil.
7.Now add the washed millet and required salt.
8.Close and pressure cook it for 3 whistles.
9.Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves
Serve hot with pachadi( raitha)


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