Sweet Little Millet Pongal recipe
Sweet pongal is a traditional dish prepared on Makarsakranti in South India. Traditionally, It is made with rice, moong dal, Jaggery, cashew nuts, and raisins. Eating sweet pongal on MakarSankranti is a way of celebrating the festival. It is also believed that the sweetness of the pongal symbolizes the sweetness of life and the hope for a good harvest in the coming year.
On the occasion of International Year Of Millets 2023, let’s give a healthy twist to this recipe by making it with Little Millets. Here is the recipe:
-1/2 cup Little Millet
-1/3 cup Jaggery
-1/4 cup Moong Dal
-1/4 cup Coconut (shredded)
-1 tsp Ghee
-2 cups Water
-2 tsp Cashews
-2 tsp Raisins
1. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add little millet and moong dal. Roast for about 2 minutes until fragrant.
2. Add water and close the cooker. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
3. After the pressure cooker cools down, open the lid and add Jaggery, coconut and cardamom powder and mix well.
4. Heat a pan and add ghee. Roast cashews and raisins until golden.
5. Add the roasted nuts to the cooked sweet pongal and mix well.
6. Serve warm.