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Kudhiraivaali /Barnyard Millet Venpongal Recipe

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This is my Husband’s one of the favorite. I used Kuthiraivali /Barnyard Millet for making this pongal and it’s always a super hit, so I wanted to post this healthy (barnyard millet) pongal recipe to my readers. This is very easy to prepare, tastes delicious and also very healthy. There is no much difference between rice pongal and this millet pongal which assures you won’t miss the rice taste as well. It can be had for breakfast or for dinner also. It goes well with arachuvitta sambar or chutney. Millets are rich in fiber, low in cholesterol and are gluten-free. Try this delicious recipe which is rich in taste and nutrients. Let’s get started with the recipe.

 Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Recipe Category: Breakfast

Ingredients needed:

   Kudhiraivaali / Barnyard millet – 3/4 cup
   Split green gram dal/Moong dal/ Pasi paruppu -1/4 cup
   Water – 4 cup
   Salt to taste

For the seasoning:

   Oil – 1 tbsp
   Ghee – 1-2 tsp
   Cumin seeds/jeera – 1 tsp
   Whole black pepper/milagu – 1 tsp
   Cashew nuts – 4-5(optional)
   Ginger finely chopped – 1 tbsp
   Curry leaves – a sprig

Dry roast moong dal until it is hot to touch or you can use ready made roasted moong dal. You do not have to roast millet.
  • Wash and pressure cook both dal and millets with 4 cups of water with salt needed for 6 whistles.
  •  Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and mix the content well and make it mushy for a better consistency.
  •  Heat oil in a kadai/pan, add cumin/jeera seeds, pepper and cashew nuts. When jeera sizzles add finely chopped ginger, curry leaves and pour it over the cooked millet + dal and mix it. You can add ghee for the extra taste.
  •  Delicious and healthy Kudhiraivaali Pongal is ready. Serve with sambar or coconut chutney.
For the better view of millet.
For the better view of millet.
You can substitute Barnyard millet with little millet (samai) or kodo millet(varagarisi) and prepare the same recipe.

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