Kodo millet is also called as varagu in Tamil , Arka in Telugu , Arikelu in Kannada, Kodra in Hindi and Koovarugu in Malayalam.
Millets are cereal grains cultivated and consumed widely in India . Recently , millets have gained popularity in Western countries due to its gluten free nature and high protein , fiber and anti oxidant contents. Millets have wide range of varieties , among which kodo millet is one of them.
Kodo millet(varagu) sevai(vermicelli):
Millet vermicelli contains high amount of protien and fibre.Special process that ensures non-sticky and helps in better digestion.Vermicelli is a Nutritious meal.They are versatile and can be used from breakfast to delicious desserts!
Kodo millet is a popular fast or upavas food in some parts of India. The millet is certainly superior to rice and fits itself as a healthy substitute for rice diet. Protein , minerals , fiber contents are high compared to native rice. Kodo millet can be cooked like rice or Kodo millet flour can be used in making many dishes.
One such product is this Kodo Millet(varagu) Sevai by our Some More Foods. Our aim is to bring back our traditional food practices in this modern era. What are we passing to our next generation? This thought led us to the making of Kodo Millet (varagu)Sevai,a ready to cook millet food .
Millet Sevai(vermicelli) Preparation Method:
Soak the sevai in water for 1 min. Spread it thoroughly on ‘idli pan’ and cook for 10 minutes. In a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, add bengal gram dhal and black gram dhal. Saute green chillies, grated ginger, onions and vegetables of your choice. Add salt to taste. When they are cooked, add the steamed sevai to the kadai, mix well and serve hot. For sweet sevai, add coconut powder and natural sugar (brown).