I have already given my another post the health benefits of Foxtail Millet. Foxtail millet helps control Blood sugar levels when consumed on regular. The millet produced a “significant fall (70%) in blood glucose. We need to include these healthy millets regularly in our diet. 
Thinai Pongal Recipe | Finger Millet Pongal Recipe| ,Kangni Pongal Recipe
Thinai Pongal Recipe | Finger Millet Pongal Recipe| ,Kangni Pongal Recipe

Foxtail millet pongal is a very simple and yummy dish. When we think of pongal the first thing comes to our mind is the ghee that is added along with the rice. Generally most of the diet/fitness specific persons and also diabetic patients and elders try to avoid pongal. But with Thinai (Foxtail millet) we can very well consume pongal. Instead of rice we can include thinai,Thinai pongal (Foxtail Millet Pongal) is made using the same procedure as the conventional pongal. So very simple, yet very healthy pongal. Instead of conventional pongal, try to make thinai pongal in your kitchen often. We can also make pongal using barnyard millet, pearl millet etc.

Thinai Pongal Recipe | Finger Millet Pongal Recipe| ,Kangni Pongal Recipe
Thinai Pongal Recipe | Finger Millet Pongal Recipe| ,Kangni Pongal Recipe



Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Servings3

Thinai Pongal Recipe | Finger Millet Pongal Recipe| ,Kangni Pongal Recipe
Thinai Pongal Recipe | Finger Millet Pongal Recipe| ,Kangni Pongal Recipe

Ingredients:
Foxtail millet / Thinai3/4 Cup*
Moong Dal1/4 Cup
Whole black pepper1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon
SaltTo taste
Cashew nuts4-5
Curry Leavesfew
Hinga Pinch
Grated Ginger1 teaspoon
Ghee2 tablespoon

* 1 Cup = 250ml


Thinai Pongal Recipe | Finger Millet Pongal Recipe| ,Kangni Pongal Recipe
Thinai Pongal Recipe | Finger Millet Pongal Recipe| ,Kangni Pongal Recipe

Method:
  1. Heat a pan, add moong dal and fry it till it becomes golden brown color. Take the roasted moong dal and thinai in a vessel. Rinse the thinai and moongdal in water and add 3.5 cups of water to the vessel. Add grated ginger, salt to the vessel and pressure cook it allow it for 5-6 whistles. Allow the pressure to release on its own and then mash the cooked thinai and dal

  2. Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds starts to sputter, add whole black pepper and fry for some time. Add hing, cashews and curry leaves and fry till the cashews turn into golden brown color. 

  3. Add the mashed thinai and dal to the seasoned ingredients and mix well

  4. The yummy and healthy Thinai Pongal is now ready to serve!
  5. Thinai Pongal Recipe | Finger Millet Pongal Recipe| ,Kangni Pongal Recipe
    Thinai Pongal Recipe | Finger Millet Pongal Recipe| ,Kangni Pongal Recipe

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  1. Thanks madam for posting this receipe. i am getting raw smell of thinai When I tried this receipe. How this smell can be removed. Thanks-Meena

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    1. If you feel raw smell, its better to dry roast it before cooking.

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  2. Hi,
    do we need to use thinai directly or powder? even after 10 whistles, it was not cooked properly..

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