Thinai pongal (foxtail millet pongal)


Foxtail millet -1 cup
Moong dal – 1/3 cup(dry roasted)
Ghee – 2tbl spoon
Cumin – 1 tbs
Pepper – 2 tbs
Curry leaf – 7 to 8 leaves
Ginger – 1/2inch(finely chopped)
Green chillies – 1 or 2
Cashew nuts – 5,6(sliced)


Wash the millets n add the dry roasted moongdal to it.
Add 3 times of water n required salt to it pressure cook them.
Leave 2 whistle and simmer it for 3 mints.
Then take a kadai,add 2 tbs of ghee n heat it .
First fry the cashewnuts n keep it aside then add cumin,ginger ,crushed peeper,green chillies,and curry leaf.Add everything to the cooked millet n dal.


Healthy richw pongal is ready.

Author: Seetha Lakshmi

I'm a homemaker and a mother of 7yrs old son.I strongly believe in Thirumoolar's word"Food is medicine". My quest regarding ancient food recipes started a year back. I'm very happy to share and learn through this initiative from Swarna prashana.