This is my Husband’s one of the favorite. I used Kuthiraivali /Barnyard Millet for making this pongal and it’s always a super hit, so I wanted to post this healthy (barnyard millet) pongal recipe to my readers. This is very easy to prepare, tastes delicious and also very healthy. There is no much difference between rice pongal and this millet pongal which assures you won’t miss the rice taste as well. It can be had for breakfast or for dinner also. It goes well with arachuvitta sambar or chutney. Millets are rich in fiber, low in cholesterol and are gluten-free. Try this delicious recipe which is rich in taste and nutrients. Let’s get started with the recipe.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Recipe Category: Breakfast
Kudhiraivaali / Barnyard millet – 3/4 cup
Split green gram dal/Moong dal/ Pasi paruppu -1/4 cup
Water – 4 cup
Salt to taste
For the seasoning:
Oil – 1 tbsp
Ghee – 1-2 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeera – 1 tsp
Whole black pepper/milagu – 1 tsp
Cashew nuts – 4-5(optional)
Ginger finely chopped – 1 tbsp
Curry leaves – a sprig
- Wash and pressure cook both dal and millets with 4 cups of water with salt needed for 6 whistles.
- Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and mix the content well and make it mushy for a better consistency.
- Heat oil in a kadai/pan, add cumin/jeera seeds, pepper and cashew nuts. When jeera sizzles add finely chopped ginger, curry leaves and pour it over the cooked millet + dal and mix it. You can add ghee for the extra taste.
- Delicious and healthy Kudhiraivaali Pongal is ready. Serve with sambar or coconut chutney.