Varagu Kozhukkattai/Kodo Millet Dumplings

Varagu Kozhukkattai

Millets have been a part of our diet since little one turned one.I was initially hesitant about its taste and flavour but after trying I fond them really excellent.They are perfect on health quotient and taste quotient I would say.It doesn’t need much skills too .It is not as difficult to cook as we think .We can just replace it instead of rice and proceed with the regular recipes friends.Don’t panic to try out amazing dishes with millets. You can find all recipes with millets and detailed notes on each millet in this page.Today’s recipe is a no fail and quick to make healthy breakfast/dinner or simple snack.You can pack these for snacks too but add some extra shredded coconut when you grind.



  • Kodo Millet/Varagu-1/2 cup
  • Idly Rice-1/4 cup
  • Sago/Javvarisi-1/4 cup
  • Coconut-1/3 cup(grated)
  • Salt-As per taste
  • Oil-To cook
  • Water-1/2-1 cup

To Temper

  • Mustard Seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal-1/4 tsp
  • Bengal gram-1/4 tsp
  • Red Chilly-2
  • Curry leaves

Varagu Kozhukkattai


1.Measure all ingredients and get things ready

2.Wash and rinse rice ,sago and millet well and soak for 3 hours or soak in hot water for one hour(closed).

Varagu Kozhukkattai

3.Drain the water and add coconut ,kodo millet,rice,sago and salt to the  mixer.

4.Grind by adding little water(to reach slight pouring consistency) using pulse mode.

Varagu Kozhukkattai

5.The batter has to be slightly coarse(with some rava like particles).

6.In a pan heat oil and temper with ingredients mentioned.

Varagu Kozhukkattai

7.When they crackle add the batter and start stirring.

8.Continue to stir in medium flame until you reach the consistency shown in the above  picture.

9.Make small/big balls when the dough is slightly warm and place them in a steamer/idly pot.

10.Steam cook for 15 minutes.

11.Serve it hot with coconut chutney.

Varagu Kozhukkattai


Stirring might be difficult if excess/less water is added.

Adjust chilly as per taste.

You can grind chilly along with rice too instead of tempering.

Please have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food.

Varagu KozhukkattaiSkip salt for babies below one year

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