Farmer/Producer: DHAN Foundation, Madurai
Product Code: 10089090
Availability: 918
Ex Tax: Rs.66.70

Kodo millet cooks fast and is incredible substitute for rice. It can be cooked like rice.

It can be used in the preparation of Upma with vegetables, dosa, idli, adai.

To prepare Kodo millet rice, Kodo millet pulao, mixed millet chapathi.

It can also be used to make desserts - Kodo millet payasam, Sheera.

It can used to prepare snacks - Kodo millet chakli, biscuits.

It can also be used as animal fodder for cattle, goats and poultry.



  1. 1 Cup Kodo Millet Rice
  2. 1/4 Cup Moon Dal
  3. 1 teaspoon jeera
  4. 1 teaspoon whole pepper
  5. 1/2 teaspoon freshly powdered pepper
  6. Cashews
  7. A pinch of turmeric powder
  8. Ghee


  1. In a pressure cooker, put the moong dal, Kodo millet rice, 3 cups of water, turmeric powder, whole peppers and 2 spoons of ghee. Cook this until the pressure cooker whistles 3 times.
  2. While the pressure cooker is cooling off, heat 3 spoons of ghee in a Kadai. Add jeera, whole pepper and cashew nuts and gently stir till the cashews turn golden brown.
  3. Empty the kadai into the pressure cooker, add salt, pepper powder and stir well.
  4. Serve hot with chutney or curd



  1. 1 Cup Kodo Millet Rice
  2. 1/4 Cup Moon Dal
  3. 1 cup powdered jaggery
  4. 1 cup milk
  5. About 10 broken cashews


  1. In a pressure cooker, add the washed millets and moong daal along with 3 1/2 cups of water and cook for 2 whistles
  2. In a kadai, heat 1 spoon of ghee; Add broken cashews stir till the cashews turn golden brown and empty this into a bowl
  3. Add the jaggery and heat with 1 cup of water. Once melted, add elaichi powder, the cooked millet and moong daal mixture and boil 2 -3 minutes while stirring continuously
  4. Remove the kadai from the flame, add milk and throughly stir the mixture and finally garnish with cashews and serve either hot or cold 

Kodo millet has high nutritional value and offers numerous health benefits.

Anti-diabetic – reduces fasting sugar, increases insulin.

Anti-oxidant and antimicrobial.

Prevents rise in triglycerides and cholesterol.

Promotes weight loss.

Protects against heart diseases.

Eliminates problems like constipation, excess gas, bloating and cramping.

Serving size: 100gm


 Per Serving


Hindi: Kodra; Tamil: Varagu; Telugu: Arikelu; Kannada: Harka

Want to replace rice with a healthy grain in your meal? Harka, Kodo Millet (Paspalumscrobiculatum) can be a great substitute to rice. Kodo millet is an annual grain primarily grown in India . It was domesticated 3000 years ago in India. It can be grown in extreme drought conditions and stony soil. Kodo millet in Bangalore has become major rage. Kodo millets have a hard cellulosic husk layer which cannot be digested by humans. Removing this husk layer is a major task in processing kodo millets. The husk is removed either by manually pounding the millets or by using strong grinding mill. Kodo millet is rich in fibre, proteins, vitamins and minerals. It also contains polyphenols (antimicrobial) and antioxidants, all of which help to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is easy to digest and gluten free. Due to its high nutritional value, kodo millet can replace rice in the regular diet. With Jivabhumi, kodo millet is available online as well.

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