Monday, August 20, 2012

Millet Pongal

Its super hot here, since three days its like living in Sahara desert.I cant able to spend more time in my kitchen and am making chilled foods and salads for the past three days. Its really hard to manage when your days are super hot suddenly. Hopefully we will able to get rid of this super hot sunny days soon.Coming to this millet pongal, i prepared last week for our dinner, this dish hardly needs less than half an hour to get ready coz the full cooking process goes for pressure cooking.

If you want to have a nutritious,healthy and satisfying pongal, give a try to this healthy version, i completely skipped the rice here and prepared simply with foxtail millet and yellow split moongdal. You will definitely love this healthy pongal and am sure that using foxtail millet instead of rice is definitely a healthy twist to this most favourite South Indian breakfast. Sending this healthy dish to CWS- Rye or Millet guest hosted by Simona..



1cup Foxtail Millet
1/2cup Split Moongdal
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1tsp Grated Ginger
1/4cup Ghee or Oil
1/2tsp Cumins seeds
10-15nos Peppercorns
10nos Cashew nuts
Salt
Few Curry leaves

Wash together the millet and moongdal together and take in pressure cooker with three cups of water, ginger,asafoetida powder and salt, cook upto 3hisses.

Meanwhile heat the ghee or oil, fry the cumin seeds, peppercorns,cashew nuts and curry leaves until they turn brown.

Once the pressure is released, add the tempered spices & cashews directly to the pressure cooker, toss them well until everything get well mixed.

Serve hot with sambar or coconut chutney.

31 comments:

Jayasri Ravi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks super delicious, same here it has become so hot not able to manage at all

Shabbu said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious recipe..
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Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

That's a really healthy and nutritious alternate to the regular rice pongal

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Nice variation..

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

wow very healthy pongal Priya,totally loved this recipe...

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. nice priya...healthy one...

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

nice idea.healthy one pot meal

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

super healthy and delicious pongal...

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Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

I like millet. This looks very good with chestnuts.

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

thats what is called healthy and tasty...

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

delicious dear...ongoing event: Fast Food Event - Noodles

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Nice variation n healthy pongal...

//Its super hot here, since three days its like living in Sahara desert.// SSSS my baby was crying all time...

Biny Anoop said... Reply To This Comment

priya nice to see many new recipes...glad to be here after few mths ...now that am bk...keep me happy with pongals like this one

Recipe world said... Reply To This Comment

Looks healthy n yummy!

simran said... Reply To This Comment

very nice and healthy.....i like the tadka at the end......hope it cools down soon.

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow priya, love the way you make these recipes using interesting ingredients

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Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

I've also bought a few packs of varagu arisi this time from india (my dad was saying how good it is) and infact my mom makes pongal with it... :) Looks great Priya

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy pongal variety.. Looks yum

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy alternative to the regular pongal, looks very tasty too..

Shailaja Reddy said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy Pongal.
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Anu said... Reply To This Comment

WOW Priya, I tried your quinoa pongal, it was very nice, Will try this too.

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

This is my 'non-rice' alternative for pongal, make it all the time.

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and healthy Pongal Priya.

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

healthy pongal dish

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy and yummy pongal

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

super delicious and healthy one...
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Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

even i am left with a pkt of millet shd try it soon.. this looks so yumm

Treat and Trick said... Reply To This Comment

Another great recipe dear!

Sathya Sankar said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious pongal priya!

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vidhas said... Reply To This Comment

Sathana pongal, great click.

Simona said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely breakfast! Healthy and satisfying. Thank you for contributing it to Cooking with seeds.