Vegetable Kodri Recipe | Indian Vegetarian Foxtail millet (aka kodon, kodra, varagu, varai)

I hope you enjoy this recipe where we show you how to make Vegetable Kodri! :)

This version is made with mild curry powder so is not spicy or hot at all, but if you prefer a hotter version, just put in a stronger curry powder as desired.

What is Kodri?

Kodri (also known as Foxtail Millet, Varai, Varagu, Khododhan, Kodra, Kodon, or Paspalum scrobiculatum) is a couscous-like / rice-like grain which is commonly eaten in India (largely grown in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya, Pradesh, Andhra, Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Bihar) – and it’s delicious!

You can buy it at many specialist Indian food shops, or you can order it online.

Nutritional properties of Kodri:

Here’s the wikipedia article on kodri: which has some information about the nutritional properties of kodri including that: The grain is composed of around 9-11% protein, 10+% fibre, 66.6% carbohydrates and around 3.6% fat. The rest is other micronutrients like iron, (0.5/100 mg),calcium and polyphenols.

I found this interesting article on kodri being potentially anti-diabetic / helpful in diabetes, from the Times of India newspaper –

Ingredients used in this recipe:
1 cup kodri
3 cups water
4 whole cloves
2 bay leaves
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp asafoetida
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp curry powder
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 bowl-full of cooked vegetables of your choice

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Edited in CyberLink PowerDirector 13

Post time: Jul-07-2017
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