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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Varagu Arisi Upma - Arikelu Upma - Kodo Millet Upma

Kodo Millet is called  (Hindi: Kodra; Tamil: Varagu; Telugu: Arikelu; Kannada: Harka, Koovaragu:Malayalam).Varagu rice is gluten-free and packed with vitamins,fibers and minerals.Kodo  Rice helps in weight reduction. it also fights diabetics, if taken regularly.It is highly nutritious and filling breakfast Recipe. This recipe was taught by my neighbour aunty. I tried it and came out well. so I wanted to share this healthy  recipe. Now we learn to make kodo millet Upma with step Wise Pictures.


Kodo Millet Upma

 Prep Time : 10 min. 
Cook Time : 20
Recipe Category:Breakfast

Serves  :  4.


Kodo Millet - 1 cup.
Water - 3 Cup.
Onions - 3.
Green chillies - 4.
Ginger - 1/2 inch.
Carrot - 1.
Beans - 8.
Potato - 1. (Diabetics should omit it)
Turmeric - 1/8 tsp.
oil - to fry.

To Temper

Mustard seeds - 1/ 2 tsp.
Urad dal - 2 tsp.
Chanadal - 1 tsp.
Curry leaves - 1 sprig.

  • Wash Kodo millet two or three times, then drain the water  completely and keep it aside.
  • Chop onions, Green chillies and veggies finely. Grate the Ginger.

  • Heat the oil in a Pressure cooker, add mustard seeds when it splutters, add urad dal, chanadal, curry leaves and Green chillies.

  • When dal's  turns golden brown add onions, Ginger, turmeric, saute till onions turns golden brown.
  • Add carrots,beans,and potato saute for  2 to 3 minutes. Then add millet, saute for 1 minute, till everything combines.

  • Then add water and salt. When water starts boiling &  when steam comes from the cooker  put the weight, and sim it to a  low flame for 5 minutes. Then switch off the flame.Give a standing time of 10 minutes.

  • Then open the lid and serve hot with any type of chutney or sambar .


  • you could also make upma in a pan, but if you make in pressure cooker, it gives more  softness to upma.
  • Diabetic patients plz exclude potatoes.


Shobha Kamath said...

Very healthy Upma!

Sundari Nathan said...

healthy upma!! looks tempting!!

Helene Dsouza said...

It's so cool to see a healthy millet recipe, which by the way looks very appetizing. Thanks for sharing, I was looking for millet recipes. =)

Unknown said...

Thanksfor sharing, will try.