Foxtail Millet Pongal Recipe / Navane pongal – How to make Millets Pongal
  1. Clean , wash and soak foxtail millet for an hour or so
  2. In a pressure cooker heat ghee , add mustard seeds, cumin seeds .When it crackles , add red chilli,crushed pepper,hing and curry leaves. Add ginger, green chilli and haldi. Saute for 1-2 mins.
  3. Add moong dal to the tempering. Fry for 3-4 mins till moong dal is aromatic.
  4. Add soaked drained millets and saute for 2-3 mins
  5. Add water and salt.Mix well and close the cooker lid.Let it cook for 3 whistles .Switch off the flame and wait till the pressure releases.
  6. Once the pressure releases, open the lid and mix well. Finally garnish with fried cashews, roasted kopra ( optional ) and a tsp of ghee.
  7. Relish healthy and tasty Spicy foxtail millet pongal with coconut chutney or tamarind gojju ( a kind of dip or sauce ).