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Kodo Millet Akkaravadisal - Varagu Millet akkaravadisal - Millet recipes - Pongal recipes

These days I have started using Millet instead of rice as I don't really find any difference in the taste. After foxtail millet sweet pongal / Thinai sweet pongal I wanted to try millet based Akkaravadisal. I Find kodo millet is comes very close to the taste of rice in most of the millet recipes and people cannot even find the difference. Give it a try and celebrate pongal with a millet recipe.. Happy pongal to all the readers!


Kodo Millet / Varagu rice - 3/4 cup
Moong dhal - 1/4 cup
Milk - 3 cup + 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1 tablespoon
Cashew nuts - 1 tablespoon (roughly broken)
Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon or less
Saffron - 4 strands (Optional)
Raisins - 1/2 teaspoon (optional. I didn't use)
Edible Camphor - small piece (optional. I didn't use)

Wash millet and moong dhal and soak it for 15 mins. Drain it keep it aside

Soak Saffron in warm milk Keep it aside. Heat the ghee and add cashew, Raisins (if using) Fry till slight brown in color. Remove it and keep it aside.

Add rice and moong dhal and fry for 2 mins. Add 3 cups of milk 

Add small plate (to prevent milk from overflowing). cook it till 5 whistles in medium low flame. 

Heat the jaggery with water and drain it to remove the impurities. And return it and boil it till it it bit thick. 

Once the rice is cool down remove the lid and small plate. Mash the rice well

Add Jaggery and mix well. Add saffron, cashews and remaining milk. Mix well. Cook it in low flame for another 5 mins. 

Switch it off and enjoy it

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  1. Never had anything like this..but I love millet. Wish I could taste some.

  2. yummy and healthy pongal!! happy pongal to u Veena!!

  3. very delicious looking Pongal. Happy Pongal.

  4. wow..super delicious,Happy Pongal to u too dear :)

  5. Vargu arisi pongal look so tempting , wonderfully made :) Happy pongal to you :)

  6. looks really mouthwatering... would love to grab that and have it right now...


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