Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Foxtail Millet Sweet Pongal Recipe-Thinai Sakkarai Pongal-Millet Recipes

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. 

Foxtail Millet Pongal

How to prepare Foxtail Millet Sweet Pongal- Tinai Chakkarai Pongal 

Prep time - under 10 mins
Cook time - under 20 mins
Serves - 2

Ingredients needed 

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

how to make millet pongal


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!!

Note - You can adjust jaggery (3/4-1 cup) according to your personal preferences.  

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  1. healthy sweet pongal. Advance happy pongal dear.

  2. Such an nice recipe Paddu! Thanks for sharing!

  3. healthy pongal with thinai.. lovely click.. looks too good.. :)

  4. Delicious and lovely looking pongal. Excellent preparation.

  5. fab looking .hope it is as sweet as u.going to make it for my grandchildren.i am sure they will love it.bye. nirmal.

  6. After seeing your millet recipes, I am trying it often and it turns good everytime. I am satisfied about giving healthy meal for my family. Thank you.

  7. I have Sammai (little millet), can I follow the above procedure for making Sammai pongal?

  8. Gayathri Periyasamy -Yes, You can do it with samai, varagu and kuthiraivali.

  9. Very very healthy pongal. I learnt a lot about millets from your blog only.
    Really thankful to you !

  10. This is deepu from andhra pradesh.Very healthy receipe.if u dont mind pls tell the other name(telugu name)for pasiparuppu,jaggery,cardomom powder.thanks for u r receips.

  11. Hi Padhu, the millets I get are not clean. Do i clean them(with water) before dry roasting or after?


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