Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Varagarisi Kothamalli Pongal

#KodomilletCorianderPongal : #KodoMillet is known as #Varagu or #Varagarisi in Tamil.
Even in this hot Summer I got a big bunch of fresh coriander from market. Even after making chutney a considerable amount of coriander leaves were left over. So I decided to add a good amount of coriander leaves in the pongal. The taste was so good with nice aroma of coriander leaves. I would like to share the recipe with you all.

Varagarisi Kothamalli Pongal [ Kodo Millet Coriander Pongal ]


Ingredients :
Varagu or Varagarisi [ Kodo Millet ]


3/4 cup                              Kodo Millet
1/4 cup                              Green gram dal
2                                       Green chilly, split into two
1/2 cup                             Coriander leaves
5 cloves                            Garlic, chop nicely
1/4 inch                            Ginger smashed
1 Tsp                               Cumin
1 Tsp                               Black Pepper
1/4 Tsp                            Turmeric powder
1 Tsp                               Salt [ adjust ]

To Temper :
1/2 Tsp                           Cumin
12                                   Black Pepper
10                                   Curry leaves
1 Tsp                              Ghee
1 Tsp                              Gingelly oil

Save some coriander leaves to garnish.

Method :
Wash Varagarisi [ kodo millet ] and dal together in a vessel.
Remove any sand particles or stone from it.
Now transfer washed rice and dal into a pressure cooker.
Add all the other given ingredients into the cooker.
Add 3 1/2 cup of water.
Close the lid with weight on and cook for one whistle on HIGH flame.
Then reduce the flame to SIM and cook for 7 minutes.
Open the cooker only after the steam has been completely subsided.
Mix well with a ladle.


Heat a kadai with oil and ghee.
Splutter cumin and then add black pepper.
Then add curry leaves and turn off the stove.
Pour the tempering over the prepared pongal.
Add coriander and mix well.


Serve hot with pongal thuvaiyal or any chutney of your choice adding a dash of ghee.

Varagarisi Kothamalli Pongal [ Kodo Millet Coriander Pongal ]







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