Varagu rice / kodo millet kesari

Varagu rice / Kodo millet Kesari:

Wonderful sweet Varagu Kesari for sweet lovers, Simple and easy to prepare with minimum ingredients.

Kodo millet can be used in the place of raw rice or Rava in all dishes alternatively, the taste will be better when compared with rice.

Benefits of millets and Kodo millet:

All millet varieties show high antioxidant activity. Millet is gluten-free and non-allergenic. A great grain for sensitive individuals.

Millet’s high protein content (15 percent) makes is a substantial addition to a vegetarian diet. Millet gets digested easily.

Kodo millet is known as varagu in Tamil. It’s basically a digestion-friendly millet. It is rich in phytochemicals, that helps in the reduction of cancer risks. It helps to reduce body weight which is most needed for obese people.

It helps to overcome irregular period problems in women. It helps to reduce knee & joint pains. Also, it is good for diabetic people.

It reduces nervous disorders, especially in eyes.

Varagu rice /kodo millet kesari
Varagu rice /kodo millet kesari


Varagu rice, coarse powder-1 cup

Sugar -1 cup

Elaichi-1/4 tsp

Ghee-2 tbsp

Cashew -1 tbsp broken

Method to prepare:

1.Dry grind Varagu rice as a coarse powder like Rava.(sooji)

2. In a pan heat a tablespoon of ghee, roast cashew and dry grapes to a golden brown, remove from ghee collect it a separate plate.

3. In the same pan roast, the coarse ground varagu rice rava.


4.Roast till it gets pale yellow as shown in the picture below.

11354356_903583049683306_2071719420_o5. Remove from stove, collect the roasted Rava to another plate, boil 2 1/2 cups of water, sprinkle some food colour in the water, when it starts boiling add Varagu roasted Rava to it stir occasionally cook until soft.

6. Add sugar and a pinch of salt, stir well for 2 to 3 minutes in medium flame, add remaining ghee, fried cashews and elaichi powder to the Kesari mix well.

11422245_903583033016641_365056120_o7. Transfer to serving dish or plate, when it comes to normal temperature, Kesari can be sliced to your desired shape and serve.


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