Monday, April 29, 2013

Foxtail Millet & Moong Sprouts Pongal

Been born and brought up in South India, pongal is one of the my most favourite breakfast before few years,but i cant eat this food now for my breakfast coz i completely lost the habit of having South Indian breakfast dishes. Blame the Paris's weather or my laziness, watever its been ages i stopped making pongal for our breakfast.If we crave for this beautiful dish, i'll definitely make it for our dinner, obviously most of the South Indian breakfast dishes are now turned as our evening dinner.

Recently i tried this super healthy pongal with foxtail millet and sprouted whole green gram, i was bit skeptical about this combo and tried a small quantity. But for my surprise they turned out extremely delicious and i finished myself that small quantity of pongal. Again after two days, since i had some sprouted whole greem grams, i prepared again this pongal for my whole familly and served this nutritious dish with spicy coconut chuntey..


1cup Foxtail Millet
1/2cup Sprouted green gram
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  the foxtail millet and  sprouted moongdal together.

Take them in pressure cooker with three cups of water, ginger,asafoetida powder and salt, cook upto 3 hisses.

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.

56 comments:

  1. looks so yummy and lovely combo for pongal :)

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  2. Love this super healthy dish... I love cooking with millets these days and what an awesome idea to use sprouts instead of mung dhal for pongal.

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  3. Delicious and healthy recipe.. Very innovative..

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  4. Well I think practically every one has changed the eating habits, the breakfast has shifted to dinner. Great looking pongal with sprouts.

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  5. So delicious and healthy pongal !!

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  6. Healthy and delicious Pongal.. Superb combo, Akka.. :)

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  7. foxtail millet is new to me, this is such a versatile and healthy recipe. Thansk for sharing Priya.

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  8. oh love this and hubby enjoys pongal

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  9. Wow the pongal looks really yummy and healthy.Even i too prepare this moong khichidi.Even me too prepare this khichidi as dinner only.

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  10. looks delicious and healthy.....

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  11. Very healthy pongal akka.. nice combo

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  12. Love the way you experiment with all these healthy wholegrains...looks super delicious Priya

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  13. I love bajri khichdi.. but this pongal looks so delicious and healthy!!

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  14. Such an healthy pongal priya..very nice!

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  15. Nice combo and healthy pongal.

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  16. Very healthy and tasty breakfast for sure Priya :-)

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  17. I like adding twists to regular dishes.. this one is really nice with millets!

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  18. Pongal with sprouts very intresting combo sis,looks delicious...i too love pongal much...

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  19. very nice Priya.. though i make Pongal at home, experiments have not worked very well.. made it with rava, which was ok.. but oats was not liked at home.. you now make me want to try again

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  20. Well said priya,most our BF becomes Dinner items..very interesting to add sprouted one to pongal!!

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  21. very innovative recipe,in my dream too never imagined this combo.

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  22. Very healthy yet tastier pongal!!

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  23. Akka so interesting combo for making pongal. Irresistible and delicious one.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/04/peas-spinach-rice-matar-palak-rice.html

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  24. I never ate pongal in my life, I don't even know whats foxtail millet is ..oh Aks u r an expert with ingredients,,u sould probably write a dictionary with ingredients description and pics :)

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  25. Superb Healthy Recipe Priya... Thanks for sharing...

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  26. This is so healthy and delicious.. adding sprout enhanced the nutritional value of the dish.. Perfect for healthy breakfast..

    Sunandas Kitchen

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  27. Another versatile dish Priya..Haven't think of such a pongal..Perfect.

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  28. Another fabulous recipe dear! I never thought of such a combo...

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  29. Very very healthy and looks delicious too..

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  30. Wow! Priya, how interesting things you make with grains.

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  31. Innovative and healthy dish..

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  32. A healthy and tasty meal. Love mung bean sprouts.

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  33. lovely pongal very innovative.Lovingggggg it.

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  34. Looks comforting and delicious
    Sai Padmapriya
    www.soundaryasbeautyworld.com

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  35. What a healty and tasty mung bean recipe...
    good job!

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  36. very healthy and tasty looking pongal

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  37. Wonderful Priya! I too use foxtail miller a lot for kichidi and Pongal.

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  38. Hats off to you :-). very inviting bowl of pongal. My mom made pongal with whole moong but I don't remember her sprouting them. I like the texture whole moong brings to the pongal.

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  39. Absolutely delicious and nutritious as well!

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  40. What a healthy & nutritious combo..

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  41. Never thought of this healthy combo.

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  42. What a yummy and healthy meal for everyone

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  43. lovely healthy combo...looks delicious

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  44. Beautiful pongal. Someone had asked me for the recipe with foxtailed millet ages ago and I had thought this combo is not possible. How wrong a person can be. Thanks Priya.

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  45. Been born in southern part of India pongal is more common breakfast food love this combination such a healthy one for starting a business day

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