Thursday, June 12, 2014

Oats and Millet Pongal

This particular pongal is made out of green gram dhal instead of split moong dhal.You can add any millet variety here I used "Kudhiraivaali Arisi / Banyard Millet"

Ingredients
Part 1 - Pressure Cooker
  • Green gram dhal / whole moong dhal - 1/2 cup
Part 2 - Dry Roasting
  • Oats - 2 cups
  • Kudhiraivaali Arisi / Banyard Millet - 1/2 cup (any other millet)
Part 3 - Boiling
  • Pepper - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds /  jeea - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Water - nearly 5 cups
Part 4 - Seasoning
  • Ghee - 1 tablespoon
  • Hing - little
  • Ginger - small piece
  • Green chilly - 1 slited
  • Curry leaves - little
  • Cashews - 5 nos (optional)
Method
Step -1 Pressure cooker
  • Take green gram dhal in a pressure pan.Pour water to immerse the contents.Pressure cook for 3 whistles
  • It should be half cooked only
Step 2 - Dry Roasting
  • Dry roast oats till it is hot to touch.Take it out and keep it aside
  • In the same kadai dry roast the millet and keep it aside
Step 3 - Pongal
  • Take the dry roasted items together add half cooked green gram dhal to it
  • Pour water add crushed pepper and jeera.Put salt.Mix well and let it boil
  • Now close the lid and cook in medium flame for 10 minutes.Stir it twice in between
  • Ensure that it is fully cooked
Step 4 - Seasoning
  • In a separate kadai heat ghee season with hing, curry leave ,ginger and green chillies
  • Pour the seasonings over cooked pongal and mix well
Oats and Millet Pongal is ready.Serve with tangy tomato chutney