Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Varagarisi Upma

#VaragarisiUpma  #KodoMilletUpma : #Millet are small seeded grass that grow well in dry areas as rain fed crops.
#Varagarisi - #Varagu - #KodoMillet looks like sego and can be cooked like rice.

Varagu or Varagarisi [ Kodo Millet ]

Last week I prepared sundal with this millet and it was a great success. So this time I made upma with varagarisi.

Varagarisi Upma [ Kodo Millet Upma ]

Ingredients :
Varagarisi - Kodo Millet                           : 1 Cup
Thuvar Dhal                                              : 1 Tsp
Salt                                                           : 2 Tsp ( Adjust )

Onion                                                        : 1 big size
Green chilly                                                : 3 ( Adjust )
Curry leaves                                               : 10 to 12
Ginger                                                        : a small piece

To Temper :
Mustard seeds                                            : 1 Tsp
Gram dhal                                                  : 3 Tsp
Asafoetida                                                  : a small piece
Oil                                                              : 3 Tsp

Method :
Nicely chop onions.
Split green chillies lengthwise.


Wash curry leaves and pat dry with a dry cloth.
Wash varagarisi and thuvar dhal together two times in a wide mouthed vessel.
Add a cup of water into the vessel containing varagarisi & thuvar dhal and keep aside.


Keep a heavy bottomed wok on a stove over slow flame with oil.
Splutter mustard seeds and then add gram dhal.
When it turns golden color, add asafoetida, curry leaves and green chilly.
Saute for a minute and then add onion.
Saute till its color turns pink.


Add 2 Cups of water and salt.

Now keep the flame at HIGH and bring it to boil.
Now drain the water completely from the vessel containing varagarisi and thuvar dhal.
When water starts boiling add varagarisi and thuvar dhal.
Bring back the burner to SIM position , mix well and close with a lid.
After 3 minute stir well with a ladle.


Again close and cook for another 3 minutes.
Now mix well with ladle and close again with the lid.

Varagarisi Upma [ Kodo Millet Upma ]

Varagarisi takes approximately 10 minutes to cook.
When it is done turn off the stove.
Keep the wok closed for another 3 minutes.
After three minutes serve tasty upma with coconut chutny or pickle.

Varagarisi Upma [ Kodo Millet Upma ]







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