Kuthiraivali Pongal | Barnyard Millet Pongal Recipe

Barnyard millet also called as "Kuthiraivali" in Tamil is another nutritional rich millet. We can make many yummy dishes using Kuthiraivali. This is one easy and simple to make dish with barnyard millet. North Indians use Barnyard millet during fasting season of navarathiri. Kuthiravali (tamil) are tiny white, round grains belonging to the millet family (siruthaniyam). Kuthiravali means horse tail, this name is derived because the crop looks like horse tail. This millet is rich in fiber and hence very good for diabetic patients and also its good for people who are in diet. We can make Kuthiraivali dosa, upma, adai, rice idli etc.


Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Servings3-4
Recipe CategoryBreakfast
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian
Kuthiraivali Pongal | Barnyard Millet Pongal Recipe
Kuthiraivali Pongal | Barnyard Millet Pongal Recipe


Ingredients:
Barnyard Millet (Kuthiraivali)1 Cup*
Moong Dal1/3 Cup
Green Chilli2
SaltTo taste
Peppercorns1/2 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds 1 teaspoon
Grated Ginger1 Tablespoon
Curry LeavesFew
Cashews1 Tablespoon
Crushed Pepper1/2 Teaspoon
Asafoetidaa Pinch
Ghee1 Tablespoon

* 1 Cup = 250ml


Kuthiraivali Pongal | Barnyard Millet Pongal Recipe
Kuthiraivali Pongal | Barnyard Millet Pongal Recipe

Method:
  1. Wash and soak the millet along with moong dal in water for about 10 minutes
  2. After 10 minutes, drain the water. Take the soaked millet and dal in a vessel. Add 4 cups of water along with salt, cumin seeds and whole peppercorns and pressure cook allowing for 4-5 whistles so that the millet is totally cooked and mushy
  3. Once the pressure is released, open the pressure cooker, mash the cooked pongal well
  4. In another pan, heat ghee. Add cumin seeds, crushed peppercorns, slit green chili, curry leaves and Asafoetida and saute for few seconds
  5. Then add cashews and fry till it turns golden brown. Add these seasoned ingredients to the cooked pongal
  6. Finally add grated ginger and mix well. The delicious and nutrition rich Kuthiraivali Pongal is ready to serve!
  7. Kuthiraivali Pongal | Barnyard Millet Pongal Recipe
    Kuthiraivali Pongal | Barnyard Millet Pongal Recipe

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