Kodo millet (Varagu) curd rice

Kodo millet: 1 cup
Water: 3 cups
Milk: 1/4 cup
Curd: 4 tbls
Curry leaf: 7_8
Mustard seed: 1tsp
Cumin: 1tsp
Ginger: 1 inch(finely chopped)
Green chilly: 2(finely chopped)
Red chilly: 1
Cahew nut: 4(sliced)

Wash and soak the millet for 15-20 mins.
Cook the millet with 3 times of water(1:3).
Leave 3 whistles simmer it for 5 mins.
Allow it to get cool and mash it lightly.
Add milk blend it, then add curd.
Add required salt.
Heat the pan add mustardseeds, when they crackle, add cumin,ginger,chilles,cashew nuts and curry leaf.
Pour it to the cooked millet and blend well.

Now kodo millet curd rice is ready for the lunch box.


  • Just to avoid the sourness after 3-4 hrs we are adding milk.
    If you want to eat immediately after cooking, reduce the quantity of milk and increase the quantity of curd.
  • You can also add Butter for Rich taste

Author: Seetha Lakshmi

I'm a homemaker and a mother of 7yrs old son.I strongly believe in Thirumoolar's word"Food is medicine". My quest regarding ancient food recipes started a year back. I'm very happy to share and learn through this initiative from Swarna prashana.