Navratri literally means ‘nine nights’ and during these nine days which mark the celebration of Durga Puja in India, different incarnations of the Goddess Durga /Shakti or the original creator, observer and destroyer of the universe, are worshipped. The festival is an integral part of the Hindu tradition and different regions in the country follow different rituals to perform puja on this auspicious occasion.
We offer different types of Offering to goddess each day.I would like to share one of the easiest and yummiest recipe with you.
Recipe for Thinai / Foxtail Millet Pongal
2 Cups Thinai /Fox Tail Millet
1.5 Cups Moong dal/ Green Gram Split
2 Tsp Jeera/ Cumin
1.5 Tsp Coarsely Crushed Black Pepper
2 Green Chillies Slit.
Fresh Curry Leaves
Mix foxtail millet and Moong dal/ Green Gram Split with 3.5 cups of water in cooker and cook upto 3 whistles. Keep it aside.
Heat ghee/ clarified butter in a wok. Add Jeera / Cumin and coarsely crushed black pepper. Add 2 slit green chilles and fresh curry leaves.
Add the cooked millet and moongdal mix. Add salt to taste and mix well . Switch off the stove after 5 mins.
You can garnish with extra tadka and serve hot with peanut chutney.
15 thoughts on “Thinai Pongal / Foxtail Millet Pongal”
A new recipe for me….Beautiful will surely try
Thank you Alka.
That’s great Preethi 🙂 I too have started using millets more. This is a good addition to my diary 🙂
Thank you Krithika.
thats lovely and different share
This is truly awesome post!!! I had never tried this…will do it for sure!
Thank you dear.
Completely different and yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing….
Thank you Sujata di.
Such an interesting post and delicious millet recipe..thanks for sharing dear 🙂
Thank you Jolly.
As simple and so healthy pongal. Easy to make and filling. I miss using the different types of millets that are so easily available in India.