Varagu Arisi or Kodo millet is a very nutritious grain. It can be used as a substitute for rice and wheat. Varagu rice is high in fibre as compared to white rice. This millet can be substituted for rice in most of the rice dishes.
PREP TIME: 2 Mins
COOKING TIME: 3 Mins + 20 Mins to cook millet
Lemon Juice – 100 ml
Mustard – 1 tea spoon
Urad Dal – 1 tea spoon
Cashews – 10
Green chilli – 2
Turmeric Powder – 1 pinch
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Ginger – 1/4 inch piece grated
Salt – per taste
Cooked kodo millet – 2 cups
STEP 1: Cook the millet with sufficient water and let it cool down. (Make sure the rice is cooked well but not mushy). For 1 cup millet add 3.5 cups of water to cook.
STEP 2: Heat oil in a small pan, add mustard and wait to splutter. Add urad dal, Cashews, Curry leaves, Green chilli, salt, turmeric powder. Cook for a minute and add lemon juice.
STEP 3: Wait for the mixture to condense/reduce to half the quantity and add ginger, then turn off the heat.
STEP 4: Add the lemon mixture to the cooked Varagu rice and mix well.
TIP: Easy & Quick healthy Varagu lemon rice ready to be served.