Monday, October 21, 2013

Varagu Rice Vegetable bath / upma

Dear friends,

I have been MIA for a very long time in my cooking blog. Mr Craft blog kept me busy and i felt lazy to write the recipe(open to agree).

Varagu rice is a habitat crop of our ancient South India and it has high source of Protein, Calcium, fiber and Minerals. It can reduce body weight. Varagu increases Liver functionality and good for lympatic disorder.

You can make anything with this Pongal, fried rice, upma and many more. one can't forget the taste of Varugu Rice Pongal. it is yummy, will post the recipe soon on this.

Here is post on a health dish - Varagu rice upma / Kodo millet upma.

Varugu Rice - 2 cups
Mixed veggies - 1 cup(carrrot, beans, peas)
Big Onion  - 1 no
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Green chilli - 3 Nos
Curry leaf - a few
For tadka - mustard, urad dhall
Asofoetida - a pinch
Salt for taste
Oil for seasoning


  1. Dry roast the varagu rice like rawa. Keep aside. 
  2. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, green chillies and curry leaves. 
  3. Fry for while and add the asafoetida, ginger and onions and sauté till the onions become translucent. 
  4. Add the vegetables along with Varugu rice and add 2 ½ cup of water and pressure cook it for 2~3 whistle.
  5. Serve hot with Coconut chutney

It will taste yummy 

Health Benefits;
  • It is rich in fiber
  • It has high antioxidant properties
  • It helps to control Blood sugar and Cholesterol
  • It is rich in Magnesium, Calcium, Tryptophan,Phoshorus, Fiber, B vitamins
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1 comment:

  1. a very very healthy upma there :) looks super delicious !!


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