Sunday 17 January 2016

Barnyard Millet Sweet Pongal/Kuthiravali Sakkarai Pongal

Millets, this healthy small grains are excellent to cook varieties of dishes with it. These grains are seriously versatile and you can dish out many droolworthy foods. From desserts to main dishes, millets works awesome. I have tried couple of dishes with millets though i have many to cook. Sweet pongal is my all time favourite, usually rice and dal cooked together along with cardamom,sugar or jaggery syrup tempered with ghee and cashew nuts makes this ultimate sweet dish. Pongal is one of the popular harvest festival celebrated in Tamilnadu. Sweet pongal is a neivedhyam offered to Sun god during this auspicious day. Since i want to give a healthy twist to this usual sweet pongal, i prepared this ultimate dish with Barnyard millet aka Kuthiravali.

Barnyard Millet Sweet Pongal,Kuthiravali Sakkarai Pongal
Kuthiravali, this millet works awesome as Sweet pongal and this small grains gets cooked easily as much as like rice. Obviously this sweet pongal goes for pressure cooking, if you want to make an easy breezy neivedhyam dont forget to give a try to this healthy pongal. Am sure whoever loves sweet pongal will definitely fallen in love with this millet pongal. Am running third week of blogging marathon with Festival of Month as this week's theme.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#60.

Kuthiravali Sakkarai POngal, Barnyard millet sweet pongal

3/4cup Barnyard millet/Kuthiravali
2tbsp Yellow moongdal
1+1/4cup Jaggery
1/4tsp Cardamom powder
3tbsp Ghee
Few cashews
A pinch Edible camphor (pacha karpooram)

Dry roast the barnyard millet,moongdal together. Wash and pressure cook it with 3cups of water upto 4whistles and put off the stove.

Meanwhile take the jaggery in half a cup of water, bring it to boil. Strain it and keep aside.

Once the steam get released, add the jaggery syrup to the cooked millet and dal mixtur,mash it and cook for few minutes.

Kuthiravali Sweet Pongal, Barnyard Millet SweetPongal

Finally add the cardamom powder,edible camphor and put off the stove.

Heat the ghee, fry the cashews until they turns golden brown, add immediately to the sweet pongal and give a stir.



annuswamy said...

Yummy sakkarai pongal. I just love them, any variety...

coconut chutney said...

Love millets too, nice and yummy

Pavani said...

What a healthy & delicious sweet pongal with millets.

Kalyani said...

what a delicious and healthy pongal ! enjoy !!

Suma Gandlur said...

This is one healthy and delicious Pongal.

cookingwithsapana said...

Very healthy and delicious looking pongal.

Gayathri Kumar said...

This looks like an awesome nutritious pongal..

Harini R said...

Delicious pongal with this millet.

veena said...

A new avatar for the traditional dish. Looks very inviting

Chef Mireille said...

on my upcoming trip to India I have to try to sample all these millets of even try to bring some back

Srivalli said...

Such a delicious looking pongal Priya..I am sure the millet makes this so good as well!