Thinai Pongal ~ Foxtail millet Pongal

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When you start your week with that “Monday Blues” entering your kitchen and there you get a delicious bowl of mouth watering thinai pongal with hot sambar. What else you need to kick start the week active and healthy. ? Thank you Suganya for the yummy healthy breakfast and this one is her recipe.


Thinai Pongal ~ Foxtail millet Pongal

Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 2 People


  • 1 Cup Thinai rice (Foxtail millet )
  • 1/4 cup Moong dal
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 1 No Red chilly
  • 2 tbsp cashew broken


  • Wash thinai rice and moong dhal and soak it in water for an hour.
  • Cook it for 4 whistles with 4 cups water and salt required. 1:4 ratio.
  • Once its mushy and completely cooked, add the seasoning.
  • For seasoning, Heat oil and ghee mixture in a tadka, add cumin seeds ,peppercorns ,curry leaves, red chilly and cashew. Saute until cumin and cashew turns brown. Add to the pongal. Mix well and serve hot with sambar.
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