The celebrated poet Avvaiyar goes on to describe a hearty lunch on a hot sunny day. In her 'Thani padal thirattu'-- an anthology of poems – the 32nd song goes like this -- 'Varagu arisi chorum, vazhuthunangai vaatum, moramoravena pulitha morum...' (Steamed varagu rice, smoked and mashed aubergine and tangy frothy buttermilk). The poet mentions her host's name as Boothan of Pulvelur village and expresses gratitude for the tasty meal.
Suitable for diabetics as it is high in fiber. Contains protein, iron, calcium and minerals. Good for liver function. It is good for digestive problems. Antioxidant and anti-microbial activity. Anti-obesity. Anti-cholesterol and anti-hypertension.
Recipe & Cooking Method
Kodu/varagu millet Adai
varagu 1 cup
Toor dhal 1 tspn
channa dhal 1tspn
Moong dhal 1 tspn
urad dhal 1 tspn
Cumin seeds, red chilli , ginger, turmeric powder, Curry leaves , carrot, onion, coriander leaves, grated coconut
Ø Soak varagu,Toor dhal,moong dhal, channa dhal,urad dhal for 4hours .
Ø Add ginger ,Cumin seeds and chilli to the soaked items and grind it coarsely in mixing
Ø Add chopped onions,carrot and grated coconut to the batter and mix it well with required salt .
Ø Add turmeric powder
Ø Add coriander leaves and make healthy and tasty Adai in dosa tawa .
KODU MILLET KHEER
KODU MILLET PONGAL
KODU MILLET KICHADI
KODU MILLET MURUKU
KODU MILLET AAPAM
ü How long should we soak Kodo millet?
Soaking millet makes it easier to digest and allows your body to absorb more nutrients. Simply soak your millet in 3 times the amount of water for at least 7-8 hours. I usually do it overnight. Then, drain the water in a colander and give your millet a good rinse.
ü Can we eat Kodo millet daily?
For those who are health conscious and are wary about what they eat, experts suggest that millets should be a part of their daily regular diet. Millets are nutritious, non-glutinous (non-sticky) and are not acid-forming foods, thus making them very easy to digest.
ü Is Kodo millet white or brown?
Kodo is an annual tufted grass that was domesticated in India almost 3000 years ago. The grains vary in colour from light red to dark grey, and like most millets the fiber content is very high.
ü Is Kodo millet gluten free?
Kodo millet is also known as Varagu rice or kodra in hindi and has been grown and consumed in the southern part of India for centuries. Being gluten free it is also suitable for people with gluten intolerance/Celiac Disease.
Nutritional facts (approx) per 100 grams
Energy 353 kcal
Carbohydrates 72 grams
Dietary fibre 5 grams
Sugar 0 grams
Protein 8 grams
Fat 3 gram
Product Name: Varagu/Kodo Millet
Details: Varagu/Kodo Millet
Ingredients: Varagu/Kodo Millet
Brand: Delta Foods
Weight: 500 Gm
Materail Feature: Vegeterian
Package Weight: 505 Gm