As I have said earlier in my posts apart from white rice I use other cereals to make dosai,pongal.You can see many such pongals like oats pongal,wheat pongal,ragi dosai,thinnai dosai,etc.Try to use these cereals more in your food at least twice a week.This time I made kambu pongal and it was excellent.I made it in my rice cooker,you can even make it with your ordinary cooker.
Try this and let me know.
- Kambu/pearl millet- 1 cup
- Yellow moongdal- 1\4 cup
- Water-4 cups
- Whole pepper- 1/2 tsp
- Cumin/jeera- 1\2 tsp
- Green chillies-1
- ginger-a small piece
- Ghee+oil- 2 tsp
1.Dry roast kambu in pan,careful not to burn it.Just pulse it in ur blender/mixer in pulser/whipper mode.
2.Add kambu,Dal in to ur cooker and pour 3 .1\2 -4 cups water,since kambu get time to cook,we have to add more water,add salt to it.
3.Since I used my rice cooker,i don't know the whistles,may be approx. 4-5 or 15 mins.
4.After the steam has released,open it and mash well.
5.Heat a pan ,add oil+ghee and other ingredients like,jeera,pepper corns,green chillies,minced ginger and saute for a while,then add cashew ,chopped cilantro give a quick saute and transfer it to the cooked pongal.
6.Serve hot with chutney or sambar.
We had it with coconut chutney.
1.While cooking u can add even 1\4 cup milk to it, which enhance the richness and taste.
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