Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Posted by Mala at 2:00:00 AM No comments
Millet refers to a variety of grains, called "சி றுதானியம் " in Tamil, and nowadays, the awareness to include Millets in everyday food is increasing in great levels. It is a good alternative to the polished, starchy raw rice, and various studies have proved that Millets contains heart protective properties, develops and repairs body tissues, prevents gall stones, has lot of fiber, protective against breats cancerand also controls Asthma. Very good for people suffering from Diabetes.
So, when I made tamarind rice today, I thought why not try some with Varagu / Kodo Millet too? And believe me, we loved it. Millets have a nutty flavour and taste, and the spicy tamarind paste went well along with it.

Ingredients
Varagu - 1 cup, soaked in cold water for 1/2 hour minimum
Salt for the Varagu rice
Water - 2 1/2 cups
Instant Pulikachal  - according to your taste
Peanuts - roasted in 1/2 tsp oil in microwave
Fresh curry leaves

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Lunch
Prep time: 10 minutes;  Cooking time: 30 minutes

 Serves 3
Millet getting cooked

This is how the cooked Kodo Millet looks


Spread it on a broad vessel, fluff it up with a fork and allow to cool down completely


Top it up with salt required, microwaved peanuts and curry leaves. 


Mix well and serve with papads.







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