Varagu Arisi Kozhukattai - Kodo Millet Dumplings

Varagu Arisi Kozhukattai - super easy tiffin recipe with kodo millets also called as varagu arisi. No need for soaking and no other difficult preparation works needed for this dish.


Many of us use millets as a substitute for rice. While millet flour is available in many super markets, you can easily make this at home using a mixer grinder. The kodo millets are roasted in a pan and then powdered nicely. Roasting the millets in a pan, brings a nice flavour and it gets powdered easily. Then we have to prepare the dough as we prepare for arisi upma. In this dish, I have not added onions and green chillies, you can include finely chopped onions and green chillies while tempering. For one part of millet flour add 2.5 cups of water. If you add too much of water, the dough will get soggy and it will be difficult to prepare kozhukattai. After preparing the dough, prepare small lemon sized  balls or oblong shaped balls and press it in the centre with your fingers and then steam coon the kozhukattai in an idly pot for 5 minutes.




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Varagu Arisi Kozhukattai - Kodo Millet Dumplings Recipe Details

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Prep time : 15 minutes
Cook time : 25 minutes
Serves : 4
Category : tiffin
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kodo millet
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp urid dal
  • 2 red chilly
  • 2 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp asafoetida powder
  • few curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
  Cooking Directions

  1. Add the kodo millet to a dry pan and roast until it gives a nutty flavour. Be careful as it turns to brown quickly.
  2. Once roasted allow it to cool down for 5 minutes and add it to mixer jar. Grind the millets on high for a minute until it's a fine powder.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai for 2 minutes and add mustard, urid dal, chana dal and broken red chillies.
  4. When it turns golden brown, add the curry leaves and asafoetida powder.Next, pour 2.5 cups of water and add the required salt.
  5. When it starts to boil well, reduce the heat to low and add the millet flour. Allow the flour to cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. After 5 minutes, add the grated coconut and stir it well with a ladle. You can add a teaspoon of coconut oil and stir it well.Turn off the heat and allow it to cool down for 5 to 7 minutes. Prepare the kozhukattais as you like it.
  7. Grease the idly pan with oil and place the kozhukattais and steam cook for 5 minutes. When it is done, transfer the kozhukattais to the serving dish.


Varagu Arisi Kozhukattai - Kodo Millet Dumplings with step by step photos

Add the kodo millet to a dry pan and roast until it gives a nutty flavour. Be careful as it turns to brown quickly.

Once roasted allow it to cool down for 5 minutes and add it to mixer jar.


Grind the millets on high for a minute until it's a fine powder.


Heat oil in a kadai for 2 minutes and add mustard, urid dal, chana dal and broken red chillies. Heat oil in a kadai for 2 minutes and add mustard, urid dal, chana dal and broken red chillies.


 Next, pour 2.5 cups of water and add the required salt.

When it starts to boil well, reduce the heat to low and add the millet flour. Allow the flour to cook for 3 to 5 minutes.


After 5 minutes, add the grated coconut and stir it well with a ladle.

 You can add a teaspoon of coconut oil and stir it well.

Turn off the heat and allow it to cool down for 5 to 7 minutes. Now grease your palm with gingely oil. Divide the dough into two halves. Prepare one set by rolling small balls and the other half by small oblong shape balls and gently press it with your fingers in the centre. Repeat the process for the entire dough. Place the kozhukattais on the greased idly plates. Grease the idly pan with oil and place the kozhukattais.
   
Steam cook for 5 minutes. When it is done, transfer the kozhukattais to the serving dish.  



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