Kodo millet or Varagu in Tamil or Kodra in Hindi, or Haraka in Kannada, or Arikeluin in Telugu, or Koovaragu in Malayalam.
Millets are cereals that are native to India that have been grown around India for centuries. These millets are generally more nutritious when compared to rice which is basically filled with carbohydrates for the most part.
Kodo millets have a high proportion of insoluble and soluble fiber when compared with other millets. This makes Kodo millet help you avoid constipation by ensuring normal bowel movements.
The other benefit that makes Kodo millet special is its nature of holding a high amount of Lecithin- an essential fat for body cells that strengthen the nervous system.
Since it naturally contains Low-Glycemic Index GI, (rate of mixing sucrose with your blood when consuming the respective food) makes it an absolute go-to meal for people with diabetic conditions.
Consuming Kodo millets regularly would help in getting back post-menopausal women’s lost stamina through the right nutrients and it also helps people that suffer from metabolic diseases like cardiovascular and reduces cancer risks due to the antioxidants present in it.
Kodo millet is a gluten-free millet that is rich in digestible protein and it provides low calories when compared with other cereals. Due to this, you will not feel heavy after consuming. Instead, you will feel light and energetic.
However, to be honest with you, we add a small proportion of wheat for better binding to get noodles.
How to cook :
- Add noodles into boiling water for 5-6 minutes and drain the water.
- Rinse the noodles with cold water (optional)
- Add oil, mustard seeds, onion to a pan, and fry till they release their flavor.
- Add Vegetables like Capsicum, Carrots, Beans, and any other vegetable of your choice to the pan and let them cook.
- Add the drained noodles into the pan and mix till the veggies thoroughly mix with the Noodles.
Healthy and Tasty Millet Noodles is now ready to be served Hot.