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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. I like millet. This looks very good with chestnuts.

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  6. thats what is called healthy and tasty...

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

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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

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

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

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  12. 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

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  13. Healthy pongal variety.. Looks yum

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

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

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

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  18. Delicious and healthy Pongal Priya.

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  19. super delicious and healthy one...
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  20. even i am left with a pkt of millet shd try it soon.. this looks so yumm

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

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