As the Pongal festival is approaching, i want to post this healthy and traditional millet sweet pongal recipe. Taste wise there won't be much difference when we use this kudo millet but when it comes to health this millet is loaded with lots of nutritious substance like vitamin B, B6, Niacin, Folic acid as well as Calcium, Potassium and Zinc.
Coming to the recipe...
- Kodo Millet | Varagu Arisi – 1 Cup
- Yellow Moong Dal – ½ Cup
- Jaggery – 1 or 1 & ½ Cup (as per your sweet req.)
- Cardamom – 3 or 4
- Coconut Piece – 1 handful
- Cashews and Raisins – 2 tablespoon
- Ghee – as required.
- Wash the millet and dal well.
- Pressure cooks it with 3 and ½ cup of water for 4 whistles.
- Meanwhile add a cup of water to jaggery and allow to heat until it dissolve well in water.
- Filter the jaggery syrup, add cardamom powder and keep it aside.
- Once the pressure is released open a cooker and add the jaggery syrup.
- Cook in slow flame. If required add little water.
- In a separate pan fry coconut till golden brown, then add cashews and raisins.
- Once the dry nuts get roasted pour it to the pressure cooker and mix it gently.
- Allow to cook until you get nice aroma or for 10 more minutes so that the jaggery get cooked.
- If you want you can add extra ghee at this stage.
- Serve it hot or cool.