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Millet Sweet Pongal Recipe

Traditional South Indian sweet pongal made with barnyard millets, jaggery, milk, nuts and cardamom. An easy and healthy sweet dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 563kcal
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 1/2 cup Barnyard Millet
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery
  • 2 tbsp Moong Dal
  • 2 1/4 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Milk (boiled & cooled)
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 10 Cashews
  • 10 Raisins
  • 1 tbsp Dry Coconut Slices (optional)


  • Heat a teaspoon of ghee in a pan and add the moong dal.
  • Roast the moong the until golden color.
  • Add the rinsed millets and mix well. Pour water and combine.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook on a low flame till soft.
  • When it is cooked, add the jaggery and mix until it melts.
  • Add milk and cardamom powder and mix everything until well combined. Remove from the heat.
  • Heat remaining ghee in a pan and add the cashews and dry coconut slices. Fry until they are light brown color. Add the raisins and fry till they plump up.
  • Remove from the flame and pour over the prepared millet jaggery mixture.
  • Mix everything well and serve.



Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3.3mg