Kodo Millet Pulao Recipe

23 May 2023

Kodo Millet Pulao Recipe

Prep Time - 10 min
Cook Time - 20 min
Servings – 2


  • 1 cup kodo (varagu) millet
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables – chopped carrot, beans & green peas
  • Big Onion – 1
  • Green Chillies - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tspn
  • Mint leaves – 1 cup finely chopped
  • Salt to Taste

To Temper

  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
  • Ghee – 2 tbspn
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Bay leaf/ biryani leaf - 1


  1. Heat a small pressure cooker firstly with oil/ghee
  2. Then, in medium flame, add cinnamon, fennel, bay leaf. Do not let the bay leaf change its color
  3. After that, add onion and give it a stir. 
  4. Add ginger garlic paste, fry furthermore for a minute in medium flame.
  5. Add the chopped veggies, mint leaves
  6. Continue frying in medium flame for about 2 mins. You can add a little salt for the veggies.
  7. After that, add washed, drained millet to it and mix well. Let it become dry. Flame should always in medium.
  8. Then add water, salt and bring to boil.
  9. Mix well and cook for a whistle in medium or low flame or in low flame possible for 12 mins.  


  1. Use fresh ginger garlic paste for best flavor. Mint, fennel adds a nice flavor, so do not skip it.
  2. Do not fry in high flame at any stage as it will change the color of the pulao.
  3. Also, while cooking the millets, let the flame be low to ensure even cooking.

Pic & Recipe Courtesy: Rakskitchen.net