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millets pongal recipe

How to do Millets Pongal | Millets Pongal Recipe | Foxtail Millet Pongal Recipe | Navane Pongal | Millet Pongal Video Recipe

millets pongal recipe

Millets Pongal / Foxtail Millets Pongal is a tasty and healthy pongal .. a great dish to include millets in our diet . Served hot with a tsp of Ghee drizzled on top , with some papad on side / chutney / Tamarind Gojju .. trust me this pongal tastes so so good !!

Some of the other Pongal Varieties that you can check from blog Poha Pongal , Dalia Pongal , Bajra Kitchdi , Dalia Sweet Pongal , Sakkarai Pongal .

Check out detailed Millets Pongal Video Here :

About the dish :

Pongal  is no knew for any South Indian. Its one of the most famous breakfast items especially in Tamilnadu. Normally pongal is made from rice but one can make it replacing rice with various healthy substitutes . 

There are different types of millets and one can make pongals using any of them . Today i am showing how do foxtail millets Pongal . In kannada Foxtail millets pongal is known as Navane . A great one pot meal that is filling and comforting.

So if you are trying to incorporate millets in your diet .. go ahead .It’s low on calories and high on nutrition. Easy to make and tasty to taste.

Millets Pongal With Step By Step Photos

To begin with take 1 cup millets in a bowl.Wash the millets nicely in water 2-3 times. Later add around 2 cups of water and soak millets for 30 mins.

After 1/2 an hour , to a cooker , add 1/2 cup moong dal. Dry roast them nicely on low flame till aromatic .

Once moong dal changes a color bit , wash them nicely and keep them back on flame .

Later , to the dal add soaked drained millets

Add 4 cups of water .. ie in the proportion of 1: 4 .Add 1/2 tsp turmeric and 1/2 tsp Ghee , mix well

Close the cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles

Once pressure releases , open the lid , millets and dal would have cooked really well .

Add salt to taste and mix well .If you combine dal and millets nicely when the mixture is still hot , pongal gets nice creamy and mushy texture.

Add water and adjust pongal consistency as per your choice , let it boil on low flame.

By the time it boils , let’s prepare a tempering .

To a pan add 2 tbsp Oil and 1-2 tbsp Ghee . Let they get hot . Once ghee is hot , add tsp of Mustard and 1 tsp of Cumin seeds . Once mustard splutters , add finely chopped dry coconut , 1 tsp semi crushed Pepper and few Cashews Dry coconut and cashews are optional . You can skip but adding them enhances taste .saute the tempering till cashews become golden .Later add 1/4 tsp Asafoetida , 1 tsp grated Ginger. 3-4 finely chopped Green Chillies , Few Curry leaves 1 red chilli broken . Saute 1-2 mins . Let green chillies -ginger get nicely roasted . This will make the tempering more flavorful .In the end add 1/2 tsp Turmeric and mix well . Now our tempering is ready .

Pour the tempering over the cooked pongal , combine well and boil it just once .Let the pongal take in tempering flavors nicely

super healthy and easy Millets pongal is ready to serve . Drizzle ghee over hot hot pongal and serve as such or serve it along with coconut chutney / sambar / tamarind gojju as side dish .

millets pongal

millets pongal recipe

Foxtail Millet Pongal Recipe / Navane pongal – How to make Millets Pongal

Smitha Kalluraya
Foxtail Millets Pongal – tasty and healthy pongal made with gluten free millets
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup Foxtail millet / Navane/ any millet
  • 1/2 cup Green gram / split moong dal
  • 1/2 tsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Haldi / Turmeric
  • Salt to taste

To Temper

  • 2-4 tbsp Oil / ghee + oil / Ghee
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin /Jeera
  • 1 tsp Pepper, coarsely crushed
  • 1 tbsp Dry Coconut / Kopra, Finely chopped ( optional )
  • few Cashews, optional
  • 1/4 tsp Hing / Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Ginger, grated
  • 3-4 nos Green Chilli, finely chopped
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 1-2 no Red Chilli, broken
  • 1/2 tsp Haldi /turmeric

Instructions
 

  • Clean , wash and soak foxtail millet for an hour or so
  • Once moong dal changes a color bit , wash them nicely and keep them back on flame .
  • Later , to the dal add soaked drained millets
  • Add 4 cups of water .. ie in the proportion of 1: 4 .Add turmeric and 1/2 tsp Ghee , mix well
  • Close the cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles
  • Add salt to taste and mix well . If you combine dal and millets nicely when the mixture is still hot , pongal gets nice creamy and mushy texture.
  • Add water and adjust pongal consistency as per your choice , let it boil on low flame.
  • By the time it boils , let’s prepare a tempering .
  • To a pan add Oil and Ghee . Let they get hot . Once ghee is hot , add Mustard and Cumin seeds . Once mustard splutters , add finely chopped dry coconut , semi crushed Pepper and few Cashews .Later add Asafoetida , grated Ginger. finely chopped Green Chillies , Few Curry leaves and red chilli broken . Saute 1-2 mins . In the end add Turmeric and mix well . Now our tempering is ready .
  • Pour the tempering over the cooked pongal , combine well and boil it just once.Let the pongal take in tempering flavors nicely
  • super healthy and easy Millets pongal is ready to serve . Drizzle ghee over hot hot pongal and serve as such or serve it along with coconut chutney / sambar / tamarind gojju as side dish .

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    Rakshq
    May 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Nice recipe

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