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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paspalum_scrobiculatum 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 – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Kodo-millet-helps-keep-diabetes-under-check/articleshow/25574439.cms
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