Barnyard/Kodo millet vermicelli (Varai shevai)

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Makes: 8

Time taken: 30 minutes(excluding soaking of the millet)

I have already put up detailed introduction to this wonderful millet in my earlier recipes namely Barnyard Millet Masala Upma, Idli, Dosa and Spicy pongal/kichadi. So without formally introducing this ingredient, let me put up vermicelli recipe today.

What you need to have:

1. Barnyard millet –  1 Cup

2. Fresh grated coconut – 1/2 Cup

3. Salt – As needed

4. Water in all -1 and 1/2  Cup(including 1 cup to soak)

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAIngredients of Barnyard millet vermicelli

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and soak millet in 1 cup of water for about an hour. Grind it along with water and  fresh grated coconut in the mixer to a fine consistency.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERASoaked millet & coconut being tratransferred a mixie bowlKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThe grind vermicelli batter

3. Transfer it to a wide bowl adding salt and required quantity of water to gain the required consistency. Heat it, stirring it all the time till it thickens.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThe grind batter being cooked till done

4. Dipping your hands in water (before it cools off) shape the batter into required shape and steam it in a wide bowl till it is cooked closing with a lid.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThe thickened dough being steamed

5. Transfer into vermicelli mould and press it and the vermicelli is as shown in the image below. Relish it with coconut chutney of your choice. KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAReady to serve Barnyard millet vermicelli with coconut chutney

Makes -8

Time taken : 30 minutes(excluding soaking of the millet)

Good to remember:

1. Do not soak millet for long time.

2. Add only the necessary quantity of water else the dish may turn sticky.

3. Feel free to adjust quantity of coconut.


4 thoughts on “Barnyard/Kodo millet vermicelli (Varai shevai)

    Sushma Mallya said:
    December 17, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Lovely post ….would love to try varai shevai ….looks yumm!

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 17, 2014 at 9:41 am

      Hi Sushma,

      It is a long time i have heard from you. Thanx a lot for your comments.

    Kushi said:
    January 12, 2015 at 2:30 am

    I love shevai and I am going to try this. Recently I have started writing the blog. Please do visit during your free time

    Anonymous said:
    March 4, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Could I substitute Kodo Millet with Finger millet(Ragi)

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