Varagu arisi kanji / Kodo millet poridge

Varagu arisi kanji/Kodo millet porridge:

Varagu rice kanji made with garlic, methi seeds, and coconut milk is very good for the common cold, cough, and fever. Get rid of diseases and keep your body fit. This recipe will help you in many ways, mainly to build a strong body. It will be very tasty with tomato chutney or jaggery, don”t miss you will enjoy it. 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.

Varagu arisi kanji/Kodo millet poridge
Varagu arisi kanji/Kodo millet porridge

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 it 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, which help reduce cancer risks. It helps to reduce the 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 suitable for diabetic people.

It reduces nervous disorders, especially in the eyes.


Kodo millet-1 cup

Coconut milk thick one cup and dilute two cups

Methi seeds-1 heap tsp

Garlic 7 to 9 pods


Method :

1. Wash and soak millet and methi seeds for 20 minutes.

2. Pressure cook this for 3 whistles on low flame, add garlic cook for 3 more minutes.

3. Mash it to a smooth consistency and add coconut milk when the kanji (porridge) is hot, no need to boil after adding coconut milk.

4. Add a little salt and serve with Tomato therakkal Or pickle –


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