Varai Oondi

Varai Oondi

Savoury porridge made from Kodo millet

Kodo Millet also known as Kodra / mordhan / sawa ka chawal (hindi), Varagu (tamil), Arikelu (telegu), Harka (Kannada), Samo (Gujarati), Bhagar (Marathi)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Kodo millet / varai / bhagar / Indian Barnyard millet, grinded to coarse consistency
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 Red chili, whole
  • 1 Green chilli, chopped
  • 1/3 teaspoon Fenegreek seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Blackgram dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • Salt – to taste
  • 1/4 cup Fresh grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup Fresh green peas
  • 1 teaspoon Cooking oil

Instructions

  1. Grind coconut with little water to coarse paste.
  2. Add millet, green peas, salt and cup of water. Mix well.
  3. Heat oil in pan. Splutter mustard seeds, black gram, red chillies, chopped green chilli, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
  4. Add varai / millet mixture. Keep stirring till thick.
  5. With wet palms, prepare lemon shaped balls.
  6. Steam balls for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Serve varai oondi along with sambhar.

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