In Tiffin items, i Love pongal a lot. This is my favorite recipe. I make it quite often too. Using rice to making pongal, me and my hubby are love to have kuthiraivali pongal. I served this with my all time favourite coconut chutney, it was so delicious. You can serve with sambar too. Some health benefits of kuthiraivali below.
Nutritional Value Of Barnyard Millet (Kuthiraivali)
High in fibre
Good source of zinc and manganese
Helps to maintain body temperature
Good source of B-complex vitamins
Healthy food to reduce cholesterol naturally
Serves : 3
Prep Time : 5 mins Cooking Time : 30 mins
Kuthiraivali / Barnyard Millet – 1 cup
Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu – 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Water – 4 cup
Ghee : 2tbsp
Oil : 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 2 tsp
Whole Pepper – 2 tsp
Green Chillies – 2 chopped finely
Ginger – 1 tbsp finely chopped
Curry leaves – a spring
- Wash and soak millet and moong dal for 10 mins. In mean time, start chopping ginger and green chillies set aside.
- Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker. Add tempering ingredients, allow it to sizzle. Then add water and salt, give a nice boil to water.
3. Once water boiled, add soaked millet and dal in to it, mix well. Cover cooker with lid, keep on medium high heat. Wait for a whistle, then turn heat for medium, cook for 5 mins. Done. Serve with chutney or sambar.