Foxtail millet/Thinai Pongal



Thinai – 3/4 cup
Moong dal – 1/4 cup
Jaggery – 1/2 cup
Cashew Nut and kismis
Elachi powder

Dry roast the moong dal till nice aroma comes out. Set it aside and allow it to cool.
Dry roast the foxtail millet for 5 mins and allow it to cool.
Mix both and wash it for 2 to 3 times.then soak it for 15 mins.
Take a cooker add this mixture and pour 31/2 cup water and cook for 1 whistle.
Simmer it for 10 mins.

Meanwhile take jaggery in a pan add water and melt it. Then strain it.

Open the cooker add the jaggery syrup and little ghee mix everything well.Add elachi powder too.

Heat ghee in a small pan. Add cashew nuts and kismis. Saute till it becomes golden color. Then add it to the cooked pongal and mix well.

Transfer it to a bowl and serve hot.

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

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