Kodo Millet/Varagu



  • It is easy to digest
  • It is used as an alternative to rice, called varagu rice.
  • It contains a high amount of lecithin and is excellent for strengthening the nervous system.
  • Kodo millets are rich in B6 and folic acid, especially niacin and B vitamins, as well as minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, and magnesium.



The small-seeded annual grass known as kodo millet, Varagu arisi, or Paspalum scrobiculatum, is indigenous to India. Farmers in India and other countries in Asia and Africa frequently grow it as a subsistence crop since it is a resistant plant that can flourish in dry, poor soil.

kodo millet benefits
  • Because it is naturally gluten-free, it is an excellent option for those who have celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
  • Given its low glycemic index and potential to help regulate blood sugar levels, it may be beneficial for diabetics.
  • Because of its high dietary fiber content, it may help to prevent constipation, support good digestion, and reduce the risk of colon cancer.
  • This millet is nutrient-rich and has good levels of protein, iron, calcium, and antioxidants.
Healthy recipes:
  1. Saute onions, ginger, and green chilies in a pan to prepare upma. When the millet is soft and fluffy, add the kodo millet and water. Add grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves as garnish.
  2. To make a salad, combine diced bell peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers with cooked varagu millet. For taste and nutrients, add olive oil and lemon juice.
  3. A batter consisting of urad dal, varagu millet, and water can be used to make dosas. Make the batter on a griddle and serve it with tomato or coconut chutney for a tasty and nutritious breakfast.t.

Kodo millet in Tamil: varagu arisi | Kodo millet in marathi:  Kodra

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500gm, 1kg