Varagu Arisi/Kodo Millet looks like broken rice and it gives similar taste like rice in any batter.I tried making idly and dosa out of it at first.But I missed clicking pictures ,so the first dish with Varagu/Kodo Millet from KK is Varagu Arisi Adai.
- Kodo Millet/Varagu Arisi-2/3 cup
- Raw rice-1/3 cup
- Gram dhal-1/4 cup
- Moong dhal-1/4 cup
- Toor Dhal-1/4 cup
- Ginger-A generous piece
- Red Chilly-2
- Hing-A pinch
- Onion-1 cup(finely chopped)
- Salt-To taste
- Oil-To cook
1.Rinse and wash all rice and dhal together atleast 3 times
2.Soak them along with red chillies for a minimum 4 hours.
3.Drain the water completely and add it to a blender.
4.Grind by adding less than 1/2 cup of water,ginger,hing and salt into a coarse paste.
5.Add the chopped onion and set it aside for 1/2 hour.
6.To make adai,grease the dosa tawa with oil.
7.Gently spread the batter and sprinkle oil.
8.Let it cook by closing it with a lid.Maintain the flame in medium.
10.Serve it hot.
The consistency of the batter has to be thicker than dosa batter.So be careful while adding water.
Serve it with any tomato/shallot based chutney.