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Varagu Arisi pidi Kozhukattai

Varagu Arisi Upma Kozhukattai

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Priya Shiva


  • Varagu Arisi/ Kodo millet - 1 cup
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Water - 2+1/4 cups
  • Mustard Seeds - ½ tsp
  • Urad dal/White lentil - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Green chillies - 2 (chopped)
  • Ginger - 1 tbsp (chopped)
  • Asafoetida - ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable Oil - 2 tsp


  1. Clean kodo millet rice and roast it in a pan on low flame for 5 minutes. Transfer it in a bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When seeds crackles add white lentil, curry leaves, green chillies, ginger, asafoetida and saute till lentil turns golden brown.

  3. Then add water and bring it to boil.

  4. Once water starts to boil, add salt to taste and add roasted millet. Keep stirring.

  5. Once the water is absorbed fully, add grated coconut and mix well. Remove pan from flame and let it cool down.

  6. Take a fistful and form a dumpling. Grease an idli plate with little oil and place the dumpling on it. Steam it for 5 minutes.

  7. Enjoy these steamed dumplings with chutney.