Tuesday, May 4, 2010

varahu pongal

varaghu, samai are some of rice varieties available in all the food stores. these are very good when compared to rice. even for cultivating these type of varieties they take very little water whereas for cultivating rice, it requires large quantity of water.


varagu arisi 1 cup

cocunut milk 2 cups

water 1 cup

salt as per taste

pepper, cumin dried and powdered a spoon

ghee one spoon


in one spoon ghee roast the powdered pepper and cumin seeds, add along with cocunut milk, varagu arisi, and add salt to it. put it to a rice cooker and cook and keep it in warm mode for ten minutes.

varagu pongal is ready.

very tasty and healthy. if you do not get varagu you can have it basmathi rice or ordinary ponni rice.


  1. My mommy used to recall her childhood food, made with this varagu n samai...never got a chance to taste them, but believe its very healthy, wholesome n ethnic.

  2. This is the first time I hear of coconut milk being added to Pongal. Great I will try and letr you know.

  3. The comment above is from me Kaleeswaran

  4. Very Nice and useful information, I would like to know about Varagarisis recipes and your site has helped me thanks