Kudo millet or varagu upma – Healthy breakfast recipe

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Kodo millet is a nutritious grain and a good substitute to rice or wheat. It is an excellent source of fibre and helps combat the feeling of hunger.  It has medicinal properties that can help diabetic patients reduce sugar level.  Upma when prepared with kodo millet  makes up for a healthy and wholesome meal.  Make kodo millet a part of your daily diet as it has got many health benefits.

kudo millet upma

Prep Time :  15 mins

Cook Time : 15  mins

Servings :  2 persons

Total time – 30  mins

INGREDIENTS

Kodo millet/varagu – 1 cup

Onions – 1 (chopped finely)

Green chillies – 2 (chopped finely)

Grated ginger – 1/2 teaspoon

Cooking oil – 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Urad dal – 1/2 teaspoon

Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

Cooking oil – 2 tablespoons

HOW TO MAKE OR PREPARE KODO MILLET OR VARAGU UPMA RECIPE

Wash and drain the millet.  Set aside.

Heat oil in a pan on a medium flame.  Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.  Once it stops spluttering, add cumin seeds and saute till light brown.  Add chopped onions, green chillies and grated ginger and stir on a low to medium flame till the onions become translucent.

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Add 2  1/2 cups of water.  Once the water starts boiling,  lower the heat and add the millets and salt.

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Cover the pan with a lid and cook on a low to medium flame by stirring continuously in between. Once the millets are cooked fully and water is fully absorbed, switch off the flame.

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Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve millet upma hot with chutney of your choice.

kudo millet upma

NOTES/TIPS

You can add a mix of vegetables like peas, carrot, potatoes to further enhance the taste and make it more nutritious.

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