Thursday, December 19, 2013

Varagu Arisi Pongal

#VaraguPongal #VaragarisiPongal : #Varagarisi is known as #Kodomillet in English. #Millet are rich sources of minerals and vitamins. The grains are very small and usually have small stones and sand particles. It has to be cleaned thoroughly before cooking. The method of preparation is just like rice #pongal but the taste is better than rice pongal.

Varagarisi Pongal

3/4 cupVaragarisi [ Kodo millet ]
1/4 cupGreen gram split
1 1/2 TspCumin seeds
1 TspBlack Pepper
1/2 TspBlack Pepper powder
1/4 TspTurmeric powder
1 or 2Green chilly, split lengthwise [ optional ]
10 - 15Curry leaves
3 clovesGarlic, nicely chop
1 TspGinger nicely chopped
To Temper:
4 to 5Cashew nuts
1 TspCumin seeds
1 TspBlack Pepper
8 - 10Curry leaves
3 TspGhee

Method :
Take cleaned varagu arisi, washed green gram and all other given ingredients in a pressure cooker.
Add 3 1/2 cup of water.
Mix well with a ladle and close the lid with weight on.
I cooked over an induction stove.
Set temperature at 800 and allow to cook for 3 whistles.
Then reduce the temperature setting to 120 and cook for 5 minutes.

Open the cooker after it runs out of steam.
Now heat a kadai with ghee.
First fry broken pieces of cashew nut till it turns golden color and then transfer into prepared pongal.
Splutter cumin and then add pepper corns and curry leaves.

Varagu or Varagarisi [ Kodo Millet ]

Transfer and mix well with a ladle.

Take hot hot pongal in a plate and add 1 or 2 Tsp full of ghee.
Relish with coconut chutney or pongal thuvaiyal or onion sambar.

Varagu Pongal or Varagarisi Pongal [ Kodo Millet Pongal ]

Other recipes you might like to try

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rava pongal
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kuthiraivaali [ barnyard millet ] pongal
kuthiraivaali pongal
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For other tiffin varieties

Tiffin - Breakfast / Dinner

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