Foxtail Millet Pongal Recipe / Navane pongal - How to make Millets Pongal
Foxtail millet / Navane/ any millet
Green gram / split moong dal
Ghee / Oil / ghee + oil
broken Red Chilli
grated / finely chopped
dry cococonut / kopra
Salt to taste
Clean , wash and soak foxtail millet for an hour or so
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.
Add moong dal to the tempering. Fry for 3-4 mins till moong dal is aromatic.
Add soaked drained millets and saute for 2-3 mins
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.
Once the pressure releases, open the lid and mix well. Finally garnish with fried cashews, roasted kopra ( optional ) and a tsp of ghee.
Relish healthy and tasty Spicy foxtail millet pongal with coconut chutney or tamarind gojju ( a kind of dip or sauce ).
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