Thinnai Sarkkarai Pongal | Foxtail Millet Sweet Pongal

Starting my day with a sweet note is always a bliss for me but my daughter won't prefer anything sweet in her food in morning hours .So mostly I make savory recipes and rarely I prepare sweet pongal or puttu  for me to satisfy my sweet carve.

I already have rice sweet pongal, samai rice sweet pongal and to add in that list is this foxtail millet pongal.Making this pongal just takes around 10-15 mins and it would taste delicious with the crunchiness of the millet
thinnai sweet pongal

Preparation time:  2 mins
cooking time: 10-15 mins
Recipe type: sweet
Recipe Cuisine: South India
serves: 2-3

  • Thinnai rice/ foxtail  millet rice-1 cup
  • moong dal -1\4 cup
  • jaggery -1\2 cup
  • cardamon powder1\2 tsp
  • cashew nuts-5-7
  • raisins- few
  • ghee-2 tbsp


1.Dry roast moon dal till aroma comes.Wash dal and thinnai rice.Pressure cook it for 3-4 whistle with 2 cups water and 1\2 cup lightly diluted milk.

2.Meanwhile make jaggery sugar with 1\2 cup water ,no need string consistency just melting it is enough.

3.After the pressure is released open the cooker and pass the jaggery syrup into it through a fine sieve/filter.Mix well.Add some ghee and heat the cooker in low flame.Add in cardamom powder and switch off.

4.Fry cashew nuts and raisins in ghee ,add to it.

Serve hot.


1.No need to add all jaggery syrup,check for sweetness and add more if needed.

2.It tends to become thick while cooling so switch off at correct stage.

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