VARAGU VEN PONGAL I VARAGU KHARA PONGAL I PONGAL RECIPES I KODO MILLET RECIPES

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Hi friends, its bit late to post the pongal recipe, but its very healthy and delicious pongal. Varagu (Kodo millet) is very nutritious and suits for healthy menu. It’s perfect for healthy breakfast/dinner and diabetic friendly. As I already, prepared varagu payasam/kheervaragu idli. We used to add millets like ragi, varagu, thinai (foxtail millet) and Sorghum (Jowar/cholam) in our weekly menu to reduce the white rice portions.



Category
Stir fries
Regional
Indian
Preparation Time
20 Minutes
Cooking Time
20-30 Minutes
Servings
3
Source – My mom


INGREDIENTS
Varagu rice/Kodo millet – 1 ½ Cup
Moong dal – ½ Cup
Ghee – 1 Tsp
Oil – 3 Tsp
Cumin seeds – 2 Tsp  
Crushed Black peppercorns – 2 Tsp
Hing – ½ Tsp
Ginger – 2 Tsp, Chopped
Curry leaves – Few
Salt – To taste
Water – 6 Cups (Adjust according to your rice)


METHOD
  • Soak the varagu rice and moong dal together for 20 minutes.
  • Heat oil and ghee in pressure cooker; add cumin seeds and peppercorns wait for sputter.
  • Add hing, curry leaves and ginger sauté it till the raw smell goes.
  • Now add rice and dal and mix it once then add water and salt stir it well.
  • Cover the pressure cooker with lid and put vent after pressure release.
  • Switch off the flame after 2 whistles.
  • Wait for 15 minutes, then open the pressure cooker and mix it well.
  • Serve it hot with coconut chutney and sambhar.





NOTE
  • For health conscious, I added oil with little ghee, you can replace the oil with full ghee, it will enhance the taste.
  • Roast the moong dal in ghee and soak it for extra taste.
  • Crushed peppercorn is optional, you can add whole peppercorns.
  • You can make the same way to make samai, thinai ven pongal. 





7 comments:

  1. super healthy and inviting pongal da...nice alternative to rice, love this kind of healthy/low calorie stuffs :)

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  2. awesome healthy pongal da :) love all your new props and that first click the food plating is awesome da :) your clicks are superb in this post

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  3. Very healthy pongal.This look exactly like rice pongal isnt it ?

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  4. Very healthy pongal and thanks for sharing.

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  5. very healthy i am in love with the presentation :)

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