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Varagu Pudina Rice


Mint Rice is a very simple and delicious dish perfect for lunch time or dinner. This variation uses kodo millet (varagarisi) instead of regular rice and is equally tasty and healthy.

Varagu Pudina Rice

Note: image is for illustration purposes only and not that of the actual recipe.

Varagarisi (Kodo Millet) – 2 cups
Mint Leaves – 1 bunch
Dry Red Chillies – 4 to 5
Green Chillies – 8 to 10
Tamarind – a small lemon sized ball
Garlic – 2 cloves
Oil – 1/2 cup
Mustard Seeds – 2 tsp
Urad Dal – 2 tsp
Bengal Gram Dal – 2 tsp
Peanuts (or Cashew Nuts) – 1 1/2 tblsp
Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
Coconut – 2 1/2 tblsp, grated
Curry Leaves – few
Salt as per taste

1. Add 6 cups of water to varagarisi and pressure cook for 1 to 2 whistles or until cooked.
2. Remove and transfer to a hot box (hot pack).
3. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan over medium flame.
4. Saute the mint leaves, green chillies, tamarind, garlic, coconut and salt for a minute or two.
5. Remove, cool and grind to a thick paste.
6. In a separate pan, add 2 tsp oil and fry the mustard seeds, urad dal, bengal gram dal, peanuts, dry red chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves for a minute.
7. Add the ground mint paste and saute for a minute.
8. Add the varagarisi and enough salt.
9. Reduce flame to low and stir well.
10. When it has mixed well, remove from flame and serve warm.

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1 comment

jaya August 15, 2016 - 10:10 pm

i will allso make differet. rice


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