THINAI SAKKARAI PONGAL I FOXTAIL MILLET SWEET PONGAL I MILLET RECIPES

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Sweet pongal or kovil sakkarai pongal is my all time favourite. I have shared the kovil version for last pongal. Today I have tried thinai (foxtail millet) sweet pongal for my mom and dad wedding anniversary.
Happy Anniversary appa n amma J


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I planned to make Neapolitan cakes for them, but my mom not much fan for cakes but dad is very big fan of cakes… So, I decided to make both of them favorite food. They both love millets especially thinai, and what next I cooked the delicious thinai sakkarai pongal and its healthy too…

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Category
Dessert
Cuisine
South Indian
Preparation Time
20 Minutes
Cooking Time
20 Minutes
Servings
 4
Source My Own

INGREDIENTS
Thiani/Foxtail millet – 1 Cup
Moong dal – ½ Cup
Water – 3 Cup + 2 Tbsp (For jaggery)
Jaggery, small pieces – 1 ½ Cup
Ghee – 3 Tbsp
Cashew nuts – 10
Raisins – 10
Cardamom powder – ¾ Tsp  
Dry ginger powder – A pinch
Nutmeg powder – A Pinch
Pacha karpooram (Edible Camphor) – A Pinch
Salt – ¼ Tsp

METHOD
  • Dry roast the moong dal and thinai for 2 minutes on low flame.
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  • Wash and soak it for 15 minutes.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp ghee in pan; roast the cashew nuts and raisins and keep it aside.
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  • Pressure cooks the mixture with 3 cups of water till 2 whistles and switch off the flame.
  • Now add 1 Tbsp of water to the jaggery and make syrup till the jaggery melts completely and filter the syrup and keep it aside.
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  • Mash the cooked rice well with ladle.
  • Now add the dry ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and edible camphor to the mixture and mix it well.
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  • Add ghee roasted cashew nuts and raisins then add 2 Tbsp of ghee to the pongal and mix it well.
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  • Serve it hot…J
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NOTE
  • Don’t add too much of nutmeg powder, 2 ½ Cup rice needs 1 Tsp of nutmeg powder only.
  • Dry roast is optional, but it gives unique flavour to the pongal.
  • Edible camphor is optional; but it gives kovil pongal flavor.
  • The color of the pongal will depends on color of jaggery, if you use dark jaggery the pongal will be in good brown color. 
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3 comments:

  1. delicious and healthy.. made this some time back.. :)

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  2. Nice recipe Viji..Pongal looks delicious!

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