Happy Sankrathi to all, I try to make healthy food most of the time like everyone, even during festival. I made this millet pongal, it was tastier than the rice pongal, and so it was a hit in both ways, tasty and healthy too. Nowadays I try to add millets in my daily routine. I have also made broken wheat pongal. Ok let’s start making millet pongal.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes.
Idle Time: nil
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves : 4 to 6 people
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1 cup moong dal
1 cup millets
3/4th cup jaggery + ½ cup water
5 to 6 cloves
1 cup grated coconut
1 tsp eliche
1 tbsp mixed dry fruits (dry grapes, cashew and Badam)
1 tbsp ghee
HOW TO MAKE
In a pan dry roast the millet and moong dal separately, keep aside.
In another pan add ghee once heated add cloves and cashew. Keep aside.
Now add the roasted moong dal and millets in a pan mix well now add the grated jaggery, mix well, keep on sim flame let it cook slowly.
In another pan add jaggery, water, eliche and let the jaggery melt fully.
Once the jaggery is fully melted, add it to moong dal, millets, coconut mixture and mix well and let it cook, let it cook for 20 minutes or until done.
Once done add the remaining dry fruits and cloves and cashew roasted in ghee and then it’s done.
I have added finely powdered badam.
You can make pongal with rice, broken wheat and any millet.
I have added badam powder and dry grapes without roasting , you can roast and then add it to pongal.
Badam if are sliced I do roast , but never dry grapes, because I feel it changes in its texture and taste.
Ps:I have not taken the cloves and cashew roasted in ghee.