Varagu with Vegetables


  • 1 cup unpolished varagu (any other millet can be used)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup cubed carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped beans
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger chili paste
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/4 lime (juice)


Soak the varagu for 8-10 hours. Wash the varagu and let it boil in 2 cups of water. Add salt, turmeric, other spices and cover. When the water begins to disappear, add the vegetables, chickpeas, a bit more water and cook till the vegetables are cooked and the varagu is light and fluffy. Add ginger chili paste, coconut, coriander and stir in. Serve with a dash of lime juice.

Serves 4

Note- The picture has little millet and not varagu.