Foxtail Millet Pongal

For Week 2 of BM #42, I have chosen to do a series on different kinds of Millets. 

During the past one month, I have come to know of two friends of mine who have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, that is Gluten Intolerance. So to give them some ideas, I have taken up this theme. 

Millets are highly nutritious, non-glutinous and non acid forming. They are also easily digestible and least allergenic. Also they very good for Diabetics. Here is a very good place to look for ideas about millets.

For Day 1 here is Foxtail millet at its best!! The traditional Pongal where rice is substituted with Foxtail Millet.

Ingredients - 

Foxtail Millet/Korralu 1 cup
Moong Dal 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Pepper corns 1/4 cup
Salt as needed
Cashews, roasted
Ghee 2 tsp

Foxtail Millet Pongal

Method Of Preparation -

Roast the moong dal in about 1/2 tsp of ghee until it turns a shade of brown.

Add the foxtail millet, cumin seeds, salt and turmeric. Add about 3 1/2 cups of water and pressure cook (for 2-3 whistles or 15-17 minutes). After the pressure drops, remove and mix well.

In a separate pan, heat ghee and roast the pepper corns and cashews and transfer them into the pongal. Mix well and serve it hot with any accompaniment of your choice.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 42.

Preparation Time 25 min
Serves 3


  1. Sarita Says:
  2. Pongal looks yummy..

  3. That is really nice..i mean substituting the millets with rice, the pongal looks lovely.

  4. Unknown Says:
  5. Looks interesting recipe dear!!!

  6. Love the ideas I am getting about how to use millets in place of rice. The dish looks super good!

  7. Priya Suresh Says:
  8. Love to add millets in my breakfast dishes, inviting pongal there.

  9. Suma Gandlur Says:
  10. healthy and nutritious pongal.It has come out perfectly fluffy.

  11. Rajani Says:
  12. Foxtail millet pongal is extremely healthy and can be had anytime.

  13. Srivalli Says:
  14. Korralu have come out so well Harini, very nice dish..

  15. Very inviting pongal,, looks so delicious !

  16. Unknown Says:
  17. Pongal looks tempting.

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