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:

divya said... Reply To This Comment

looks delish!

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy delicious pongal...

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yummy and lovely combo for pongal :)

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and healthy recipe.. Very innovative..

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sravs said... Reply To This Comment

So delicious and healthy pongal !!

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jehanne said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rebecca Subbiah said... Reply To This Comment

oh love this and hubby enjoys pongal

VineelaSiva said... Reply To This Comment

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

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks healthy and delicious.

nayana said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious and healthy.....

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Super healthy and tasty Pongal...

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy pongal akka.. nice combo

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Daksha said... Reply To This Comment

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

priya satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy and tasty pongal....

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy, healthy and filling pongal.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Such an healthy pongal priya..very nice!

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo and healthy pongal.

Nilu A said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy and tasty breakfast for sure Priya :-)

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

awesome recipe..thanks for sharing

Sowmya Madhavan said... Reply To This Comment

neat idea..looks yumm

Gauri said... Reply To This Comment

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

Corporate to Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

We love this pongal at home.

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

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

JEYASHRI SURESH said... Reply To This Comment

super tempting and healthy pongal

Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

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

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

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

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suja Md said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy yet tastier pongal!!

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

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

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

Vineetha said... Reply To This Comment

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 :)

Nabanita Das said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sunanda said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sunandas Kitchen

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

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

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Very very healthy and looks delicious too..

Srimathi Mani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative and healthy dish..

Angie Schneider said... Reply To This Comment

A healthy and tasty meal. Love mung bean sprouts.

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

lovely pongal very innovative.Lovingggggg it.

Sai Padma priya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks comforting and delicious
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dentistvschef said... Reply To This Comment

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

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy and tasty looking pongal

Apu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely delicious and nutritious as well!

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

What a healthy & nutritious combo..

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Never thought of this healthy combo.

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

What a yummy and healthy meal for everyone

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

lovely healthy combo...looks delicious

Pallavi Purani said... Reply To This Comment

Such a delightful combination.

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

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