Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Varagarisi Sundal - Kodo Millet Sundal

#VaragarisiSundal #KodoMilletSundal : #Varagu - #Varagarisi is called #KodoMillet in English. Kodo millet is called Kodra in Hindi, Arikelu in Telugu and Harka in Kannada. #Millet are highly nutritious and not acid forming foods.

Varagu or Varagarisi { Kodo millet ]

Millet are high in minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.
I tried Sundal for morning breakfast with Varagarisi adding roasted green gram dhal. This Varagarisi Sundal is tastier than Arisi Sundal.

Varagu or Varagarisi Sundal { Kodo millet Sundal ]

Ingredients :
Varagarisi ( Kodo Millet )           : 1/2 cup
Green gram dhal                          : 1 1/2 tblsp
Onion                                         : 1
Green Chilly                                : 2 ( adjust )
Curry leaves                                : 10
Mustard seeds                             : 1/2 tsp
Gram dhal                                   : 2 tsp
Asafoetida powder                      : 1/4 tsp
oil                                                : 2 tsp
salt                                               : 1 tsp ( adjust )

Method :
Dry roast Varagarisi till its color changes to bright white.
Dry roast green gram dhal till its color changes to golden brown.
Nicely chop onion and split green chilly lengthwise.

Add oil in the same kadai used for roasting rice and dal and heat on medium flame.
Splutter mustard seeds.
Then add gram dhal and asafoetida ( hing ).
When dhal turns golden add curry leaves.
Then add split green chillies.
Saute for a few seconds and then add onion.
Saute till onion turns pale pink color.

Add salt and 1 1/2 cup of water.
Keep burner at high and bring it to boil.
Wash roasted varagarisi and dhal in water.
When water is boiling reduce flame to SIM.
Add washed varagarisi and dhal.

Mix well and close with a lid.
Cook for 10 minutes.
Open the lid and stir with a ladle once in 2 minutes.
When cooked turn off the stove and keep it closed for another 5 minutes.
Now varagarisi sundal is ready.

Serve with coconut chutney or any chutney of your choice.
Here I served with onion pickle.
Varagu or Varagarisi Sundal { Kodo millet Sundal ] Varagu or Varagarisi Sundal { Kodo millet Sundal ]

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