Millet are nutritional rich and very healthy. Varagu Arisi is also one of the healthy millet. We can substitute varagu arisi for normal rice. So this in this recipe, I have used varagu arisi and made sakkarai pongal, a traditional South Indian sweet dish. Try this Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal (Kudo Millet Sweet Pongal)





Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Servings4
Recipe CategorySweet
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal Recipe | Kudo Millet Sweet Pongal
Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal Recipe | Kudo Millet Sweet Pongal
Ingredients:
Varagu Arisi (Kodo Millet)1/2 Cup*
Grated Jaggery3/4 Cup
Moong Dal1/4 cup
Cardamom Powder1/4 Teaspoon
Ghee3 Tablespoon
Milk 1/4 Cup

* 1 Cup = 250ml
Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal Recipe | Kudo Millet Sweet Pongal
Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal Recipe | Kudo Millet Sweet Pongal

Method:
  1. In a mixing bowl, add varagu raise and moong dal. Wash and soak them in water for 30 minutes
  2. After 30 minutes, drain the water. Add 2 Cups of fresh water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
  3. After the pressure is fully released, mash the millet and dal and set that aside
  4. In a pan, add a teaspoon of ghee. Roast few cashews and raisins and take that aside
  5. In the same pan, add 2 tablespoon of ghee. Add grated jaggery and allow the jaggery to melt in the ghee. We can also add little water to melt the ghee. But melting jaggery in ghee gives a nice flavor. 
  6. When the jaggery gets melted, add mashed millet + dal mixture. Stir well so that everything gets incorporated well
  7. Add cardamom powder and mix well. Add milk and stir well. Also add ghee and mix well
  8. Finally garnish with roasted cashews and raisins and switch off the flame. 
  9. The delicious Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal (Kudo Millet Sweet Pongal) is ready to serve!
  10. Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal Recipe | Kudo Millet Sweet Pongal
    Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal Recipe | Kudo Millet Sweet Pongal

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