Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Varagu Kanji | Porridge with kodo millet


The second recipe I tried with Kodo millet is a simple kanji. H had running nose one day and preferred to have some hot kanji. Instead of making it with the normal rice, I made it with varagu.  I made this kanji just similar to vendhaya kanji we make with coconut milk. But I used normal milk instead of coconut milk. Since garlic cooked in milk is good for common cold, I chose this recipe. And it was very soothing to have it hot. I made it with just 1/2 cup (125 grams) of varagu and the quantity was huge. We both had it for about 3 times. This would be a very good option for a healthy breakfast.



Ingredients:

Varagu / foxtail millet -1/2 cup
Milk -1 cup
Water -1/2 cup
Garlic -4 flakes
Pepper powder -1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds / jeera - 1/2 tsp
Salt -As needed


Method:

  • Wash and drain the kodo millet.
  • In a pressure cooker add the varag (millet), milk, water and peeled garlic.
  • Pressure cook in medium flame for 1 whistle and then cook it in low flame for 10 minutes. Once done, mash it well.
  • Add more water or milk and salt. Bring to boil and continue until you get the desired consistency.
  • Add crushed cumin seeds and pepper powder at last.


Varagu kanji is ready!!!


Notes:


  • Milk is optional. You can make this kanji with plain water too.
  • You can add curry leaves or coriander leaves also.







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15 comments:

  1. For me kanji is always a food when sick. I never make it at ordinary days. This is a healthy variation to the rice kanji we make..

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  2. This Kanji looks like home remedy for common cold.

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  3. Love this soothing and comforting kanji. Interesting use of millet in there.

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  4. Perfect for breakfast ..healthy , comforting.

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  5. Perfect timings...I need it as having cold rite now :)

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  6. Perfect timings...I need it as having cold rite now :)

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  7. Kanji with millets sound healthy and comforting.

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  8. Wow, my kind of food, just want to have a super huge bowl rite now.

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  9. I have never eaten any Kanji in my life but that sounds like a comforting and filling one.

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  10. That looks like a flavorful kanji. Great recipe!

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  11. Milk and garlic that is an unusual combo to me. Looks good.

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  12. i dont mind one right now...need some comfort food

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  13. Very nice one and since its so healthy all the more reasons to include!

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