How to make Varagu Upma
Onion-1/2 cup chopped
Green chilli-1 slit
Ginger- 1 inch piece
Mixed vegetables- 1 cup
Varagu/ kodo millet- 1/2 cup
Water-1 1/2 cup
For the seasoning
Oil- 2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Urad dal -1 tsp
Red chilli -1
Hing- a pinch
Curry leaves- few
Finely chop onions, ginger and all the vegetables.(You can use a mix of carrot, peas, beans and potato) Diabetics should avoid potato.
Wash millet, drain the water and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, red chillies and hing.
Then add all the vegetables (carrot, beans, peas and potato) and saute for a few minutes.
Serve hot with any chutney of your choice.
very healthy n delicious upma…
Super healthy and tasty upma. Love to try it some time.
Very healthy and traditional food.Thanks.
Very nice recipe, healthy and delicious too..
Healthy upma with lots of veggies
If you are in chennai please tell me where are you buying varaghu with hull?
Can you give me the english name of the millet?
Check out this post Arthi on How to cook millets for English names of millets.
I used to Post after trying the recipe. Today our dinner was varagu upma with carrot,beans. Satisfied for having healthy dinner. Thank u padhu mam..
thank you so much
Hi Padhu, I'm from chettinad and always look for authentic recipes for cooking as that will only suit the taste of our family. I have been following your posts for some years now. You are doing a great job Padhu. The efforts you take to make things simple is amazing. I have tried lot of your recipes and not one time did they fail me and I'm so much thankful to you for all that. I think you are leaving a great treasure to the upcoming generations. Keep going Padhu! With very best wishes and many thanks! Sivakami Ramanathan
I am following your blog frequently now a days .. Yummy n healthy receipes .. Cup measurement please for an idea
Thank you Mydhili for liking my blog and recipes.Check my measuring spoons and cups
Yep after posting this comment browsed ur blog and found the same page yu refered.. Anyway thq fr replying too 🙂
Dear padhu, tried this recipe
Came out very well. Even my husband who skipped upma always, took 2nd and 3rd service of this upma. Simply delicious…
Hi Padhu, have been a fan of your site for the past 2-3 years…religiously follow all your steps and they come out so well..regarding the millet Pongal/pulao with vegetables.. In the millet packet it says we should put 4.5 cups of water to 1 cup of millet, but in your recipes it 3 cups to 1 cup
3 cups of water is enough to cook 1 cup of millet. If you add 4.5 cups of water, it will be millet khichdi.
Thanks for all your recipes. I survive single mostly on your recipes. Can you share what kind of cookware you have used in these pictures?
Thank you. This is just non stick cookware. I prefer to cook in kadai mostly. Only when I cook for the blog, I use non stick so that it will look good in the pics.
Very healthy and tasty Upma. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I got varagu flakes online. Is procedure for uppuma is same
i have varagu which is white in color so it is without hull?? the water ratio is same for with and without hull??
Add 2 1/2 or 3 cups of water for 1 cup of varagu. If you find
2 1/2 cup too dry, you may add 3 cups of water.
Padhus recipes are all simple, excellent and mouth watering. Thanks