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Varagu Arisi Idly / Kodo Millet Idli

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


  • Varagarisi/Kodo Millet Rice - 3 cups
  • Urad Dal/White Lentil - 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  1. Clean and Soak the millet along with fenugreek seeds in some water for 3-4 hours.
  2. Soak white lentil in another bowl.
  3. Now grind urad dal with enough water to make a smooth batter. Grind millet with little water to make a smooth batter.
  4. Transfer the content in a pan and add some salt to taste and mix it well. If you feel the batter is too thick add some more water and keep it overnight or 5-6 hours for fermentation.
  5. Grease the idli plates with some cooking oil and fill it with the fermented batter.
  6. Steam it in your cooker on medium flame for 8-10 minutes and serve it hot with some sambar or chutney.