Friday, January 11, 2013

Foxtail Millet Sweet Pongal/Thinai Sakkarai Pongal

Pongal is around the corner, its one of the important festival for South Indians.Even we are far away from our hometown, we never forget to celebrate this traditional Indian festival. I'll be cleaning the entire house tomorrow and will be making many foods during the three days of pongal celebration. No matter, its a working day for us or not, our pongal celebration will be simple as always.

You might have noticed that am cooking quite often with wholegrains now and one of my recent favourite is foxtail millet aka thinai, this grains is really wonderful. You can cook and eat this grain exactly as we cook rice,needless to say that this healthy grain suits prefectly for making many interesting dishes. For a change, i tried this sweet pongal with this marvellous tiny grains, the final result was just amazing. This foxtail millet pongal tastes simply awesome and definitely delicious. Celebrate pongal in healthy way friends, give a try to this wonderful pongal and am sure you guys will definitely love this.


3/4cup Foxtail millet/Thinai
1/4cup Yellow moongdal
1+1/4cup Jaggery
1/4tsp Cardamom powder
3tbsp Ghee
Few cashews
A pinch Edible camphor (pacha karpooram)

Dry roast the foxtail millet,moongdal together. Wash and pressure cook it with 3cups of water upto 4whistles and put off the stove.

Meanwhile take the jaggery in half a cup of water, bring it to boil. Strain it and keep aside.

Once the steam get released, add the jaggery syrup to the cooked millet and dal mixtur,mash it and cook for few minutes.

Finally add the cardamom powder,edible camphor and put off the stove.

Heat the ghee, fry the cashews until they turns golden brown, add immediately to the sweet pongal and give a stir.

Serve.

37 comments:

  1. nice color.. its so delicious..

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  2. Wow pongal looks delicious....realy very healthy pongal Priya.

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  3. Love the healthy n colorful pongal, Happy pongal in advance!!!

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  4. Wow.Nice clicks .So tempting to try it.Happy Pongal wishes.

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  5. It looks great. I like pongal a lot!

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  6. Awwwwwwwwwww look at the pongal I love the color. Its soooooo yummy can I have one cup please??

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  7. Delicious..Advance Pongal Greetings..

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  8. A big wow and happy to see many like u are finding great ways to use our native grains. Pongal looks very rich and tasty. Advance Pongal wishes.

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  9. How very new & tempting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. What a healthy pongal Priya. Well done

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  11. I used to eat this when I was in Andhra. Nice presentation.

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  12. Pongal greetings in advance.


    This is so delicous.

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  13. Looks very delicious and inviting..Happy Pongal in advance.

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  14. Oh my...that looks so yummmy!!!

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

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  15. Je regrette beaucoup de ne pas connaitre tous les ingrédients que tu préconises dans cette recette. Ça a l'air délicieux.
    A bientôt

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  16. Happy Pongal..your dish looks amazing

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  17. Never heard of edible camphor, I wonder what it tastes like, I am curious! :-)

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  18. very pleasing to eyes packed wth flavour

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  19. Thinnai Pongal looks too good !!! Yet get it. Wonderful pic too !!

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  20. Wow superb...healthy pongal.....

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  22. Pongal made healthy, looks awesome Priya..

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  23. looks so delicious and healthy :) happy pongal!!!

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  24. Like how the ghee float on top! Nice way to incorporate this grain!

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  25. Happy pongal to you in advance. :)
    I just want to grab that bowl and finish it. It looks that lipsmacking.

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  26. happy pongal! love this combination
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  27. Very innovative n thinai pongal looks so divine...loved its rich n tempting color...nice pic!!

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  28. Happy Pongal to you & yours Priya, that bowl of pongal looks delicious.

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  29. Got foxtail millet at home and this is the one I will try sometime soon.Looks very nice Priya...

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