January 2, 2012

Foxtail Millet Pongal ~ Healthy Diet Plan Recipes

Millet Ven Pongal
Ingredients :
  • Millet / Foxtail Millet / Korra Biyyam : 3/4 cup
  • Split Moong Dal : 1/4 cup
  • Water : 3 cups
  • Green Chillies :3 - 4
  • Black Peppercorns : 1 tsp
  • Grated Ginger : 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves : 1 sprig
  • Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Ghee / Oil : 2 tbsp
  • Hing : 1/8 tsp
  • A few cashews 
  • Salt to taste

Method :

1. Put the rinsed millet, moong dal, turmeric powder and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles. 

2. Turn off the flame and wait until the pressure go off. 

3. Crush the peppercorns coarsely with a mortar and pestle and keep it aside. 

4. Wash and chop the green chilies into small pieces and set aside. 
5. Heat two tablespoons of ghee for seasoning. 

6. Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter. Now add and fry the chopped green chillies, grated ginger and cashews. Then add the hing, curry leaves and freshly ground peppercorns to it and fry for a few seconds. 

7. Remove from the flame and pour over the cooked millet mixture. Add salt and mix very well. 

8. Serve hot with coconut chutney.
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  1. Very healthy and delicious looking pongal

  2. A very happy new year to you. the pongal looks scrumptious.

  3. Nice shots! It is been ages since I had this foxtail millet. Yummy and healthy.

  4. very healthy pongal and awesome click

  5. Healthy and easy one dear. Thanks for stopping time even after a long time

  6. Very delicious and tasty looking pongal. Wonderfully prepared.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. My fav one ..looks so so so yumm. Happy New Year dear...

  8. Have never tried with Millet, i'm sure it is healthy, looks great!

  9. Wat a healthy and super comforting pongal..

  10. delicious looking combination looks wonderful

  11. Healthy Pongal and thx for linking to the event. Happy new year.

    Event: New "U" - Healthy Eats
    Event: Healing Foods - Cauliflower

  12. never heard of this millet . any idea what is called in Hindi ?

  13. Happy new year awesome yummy pongal wonderful clicks..

  14. Happy New Year ...this is wonderful idea ...looks yum

  15. Yummy pongal..my fav.happy new year..

  16. Different type of pongal..Yummy

  17. very healthy n delicious...wishing u n ur family a very happy new year !

  18. Delicious pongal!
    Wish you and all your loved ones A Very Happy New Year 2012!:)

  19. Healthy and delicious pongal.

    Wishing you a very happy and successful 2012 :-)

  20. Healthy food isn't too difficult and there is lots of choice to keep you full and happy.

    good diet plan


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