Varagu Lemon Rice – Kodo Millet Lemon Rice – Nutritious substitute for rice

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.

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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.

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