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:

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and healthy pongal.

PT said... Reply To This Comment

nice color.. its so delicious..

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

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

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

looks very tempting & delicious!!
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Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

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

Health Buzz said... Reply To This Comment

It looks great. I like pongal a lot!

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

yummyyyyyyy

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious..Advance Pongal Greetings..

Vikis Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

How very new & tempting!!
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Anu said... Reply To This Comment

What a healthy pongal Priya. Well done

Zareena said... Reply To This Comment

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

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

Pongal greetings in advance.


This is so delicous.

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

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

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

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

Regards,
Manju
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Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

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

Amrita Vishal said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Pongal..your dish looks amazing

Alessandra said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ciao
Alessandra

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

very pleasing to eyes packed wth flavour

Bhamathy said... Reply To This Comment

Yum. yum. yum.... Drooling here

Sireesha Puppala said... Reply To This Comment

Priyakka changed cam eh...nice pic:)

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

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

divya said... Reply To This Comment

looks so delectable dear :)

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Pongal with great grain Priya.

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Pongal made healthy, looks awesome Priya..

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

yumyum yum.

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

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

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

happy pongal! love this combination
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Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative n thinai pongal looks so divine...loved its rich n tempting color...nice pic!!

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

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

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

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