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Forgotten Foods Kodo Millet Pulao

by Raja Varun |

Kodo Millet is also known as Aarka in Kannada, Varagu in Tamil, Arikelu in Telugu, is a complete holistic food that was forgotten.

It has high protein content (11%), low fat (4.2%) and very high fibre content (14.3%). Kodo millet is gut friendly, easy to digest and contains a high amount of lecithin. It is rich in B vitamins, especially niacin, B6 and folic acid, as well as the minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc. It contains no gluten and is good for people who are gluten intolerant. 

Start you Desi journey with the below recipe for Kodo millet Pulao:


  • Kodo millet – 1 cup,
  • water – 1 & 1/2 cups,
  • chopped carrot, beans, green peas – 1 cup,
  • onion – 1,
  • ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp,
  • green chilli – 2,
  • mint leaves – 12, salt – as needed;
  • To temper: Ghee/ oil – 3 tsp,
  • cinnamon – 1 inch piece,
  • fennel seeds – 1 tsp,
  • bay leaf – 1

Preparation Method:

• Heat a small pressure cooker and saute with oil/ ghee and add cinnamon, fennel and bay leaf.
• Stir and add onion and ginger garlic paste.
• Add the chopped veggies, mint leaves and salt
• Add washed, drained millet to it and mix well and cook.
• Add water, salt and bring to boil, mix well and cook for a whistle or two in medium or low flame.
• Serve hot garnish with coriander leaves.


DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug admintsration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The results may vary from person to person.

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