Thursday, August 23, 2012

Foxtail millet Pongal

  I like Pongal a lot. Pongal is a frequent dish in south Indian breakfast. I had foxtail millet , so I tried Pongal with that. It tastes great with coconut chutney and sambar. it is a healthy fiber rich pongal.
Requirements :
Foxtail millet – 1 cup
Moong dhal ( split ) – ¼ cup
Cashew – 5
Ginger – 1’’ piece
Ghee – 1 tbs
Curry leaves – a sprig
Cumin – ½ tsp
Pepper corns – 10
Salt to taste

Method :
Soak foxtail millet in water for half an hour.
Pressure cook the foxtail millet and moong dhal with four cup of water. cook for two whistles.
Add the required salt and mix well.
Heat ghee in a pan , add cumin , pepper and curry leaves.
Add cashew nuts and fry till golden brown.
 Add this tempering to the Pongal and mix well.
Foxtail millet Pongal is ready to serve.
Serve with coconut chutney and sambar.

sending to  cooking with seeds: rye or millet