Festival is the time when people over indulge in food and do not feel good about it later. Now that Pongal is round the corner, I though this is the perfect time to post this delicious and healthy Foxtail millet sakkarai pongal. It is not only healthy but also tastes good. Today we will learn how to make tinai chakkarai pongal in just 4 easy steps.
How to prepare Foxtail Millet Sweet Pongal- Tinai Chakkarai Pongal
Prep time - under 10 mins
Cook time - under 20 mins
Serves - 2
Foxtail millet - 1/2 cup
Moong dal /pasi paruppu - 1 1/2 tbsp
Jaggery - 3/4 cup
Ghee - 1 1/2 tbsp
Cashew nuts - 5-6
Raisins - 6-7
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Dry roast millet and moong dal together until it is hot to touch.
Dissolve jaggery in 1/4 cup of water and filter it to remove impurities.
Pressure cook moong dal and foxtail millet with 2 cups of water for 4 whistles.
Boil jaggery water for 3-4 minutes on medium flame. Add the cooked millet + moong dal to the jaggery syrup and cook for few more minutes until it is well incorporated with the jaggery syrup. Add cardamon powder and mix well.
Heat ghee in a pan, fry raisins and cashew nuts separately. Add the cashewnuts and raisins along with the ghee and cook for another 2 minutes and remove from heat.
Delicious and healthy tinai sakkarai pongal/ foxtail millet sweet pongal is ready to be served. Celebrate this Pongal the healthy way!!
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