Thinai Pongal Recipe | Foxtail Millet Pongal Recipe | Millet Ven Pongal recipe with step by step pictures and instructions. Thinai Pongal is healthy variation of normal Ven/Kara Pongal made with foxtail millet instead of rice. Method of preparation is almost similar to ven pongal only the quantity of water varies. Foxtail millet takes more time to cook compared to other millets. Perfect and healthy option for quick and easy breakfast.
Foxtail millet is rich in fibre, protien and low in fat. It is gluten free grain which helps to keep blood pressure and diabetics under control and also has high anti oxidants and helps in weight loss. It is very easy to substitute millet with rice in any recipes. Personally I don't prefer eating millets separately but will like to add to these kind of recipes like pongal, sambar rice, pulao where we won't find much difference in taste. Let's see how to make this quick and easy breakfast recipe.
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How to make Thinai Pongal with step by step pictures
Wash and take thinai and moong dal in pressure cooker.
Add water and salt to it.
Pressure cook for 1 whistle and 10 minutes in low flame or 4 whistles whichever is faster. Once pressure releases open the cooker and mash them .
Now heat ghee and temper with cumin seeds, pepper, hing, ginger, green chilli, cashews and curry leaves.
Add it to pongal and mix it. Check the seasoning and adjust it.
Serve hot Pongal with sambar and chutney.
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