Monday, 25 August 2014

Barnyard Millet Pongal.

Barnyard millet contains, protien, iron, fibre in higher quantitites than in our normal rice. 
Let us see how to make pongal with this millet.

 All you need :

  1. Barnyard Millet --1 cup'
  2. moong dhal ---1/4 cup.
  3. pepper -1 tea spoon.
  4. jeera ----1 tea spoon.
  5. ghee 1 tea spoon.
  6. cashew a little.
  7. ginger a small piece( finely cut)
  8. curry leaves a little.
  9. salt to taste.

preparing instructions:

Fry the moong dhal a little. keep aside. Wash the millet with water and  mix with fried dhal. Pour three cups of water.Place this in the cooker and cook till you get   3 or 4 whistles.  Then remove  the cooker from heat.and allow it to cool.
Remove the cooked rice from the cooker.Mix the cooked rice and dhal a little. Add the required salt. If you feel like adding water, you can do so. But please add hot water.  Keep aside.

Now heat the ghee in a fryinng pan,. Add Pepper, jeera cashews and fry them till they turn red. Now add the ginger pieces and curry leaves and add this garnish to the pongal.

serve this pongal hot, with chutney. 

P.S. This barnyard millet increases in quantity when cooked and  so take care of the quantity while cooking.  Even  if we eat a little we have a sense of fullness.

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