BM #94 Week 2 Day 1 - 

This week I have chosen to highlight some sweets without any refined ingredients. Here the sweetener used is Jaggery.

I have tried it a couple of times so far and each time it came out the same. I added milk the first time and half n half milk the second time. The difference wasn't as noticeable. 

This is a perfect sweet pongal to offer to the Lord as well.

Ingredients - 

Foxtail Millet / Korralu 1/2 cup
Chana Dal handful
Jaggery 3/4 cup
Half n Half Milk or cream 1/2 cup
Ghee 2 tsp or more as needed
Almonds and Cashews chopped 1/4 cup
Cardamom Powder 1/2 tsp

Method Of Preparation -

In a pressure cooker, wash foxtail millet and chana dal. Add 2 1/2 cups of water and cook for 15 minutes or up to 2 hisses.

Meanwhile, heat jaggery in a tablespoon of water until it melts. Strain the melted jaggery and remove any impurities.

After the millet-chana dal mixture is cooked well, transfer into a pan with the melted jaggery. 

Sprinkle the coarsely crushed nuts and cardamom powder. Cook well until the jaggery syrup starts solidifying.

Heat the half n half milk separately. Allow it to cool a little. 

Remove the pongal from heat. Add in the milk from the above step. Mix well and set aside for 5-10 minutes.

Serve warm with a topping of more toasted nuts and ghee.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 94 

Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 3-4


  1. Of late, seeing lot of people include including foxtail millets in their diet. It seems to be a versatile grain. Sweet pongal looks very good and perfect one for next upcoming festive season.

  2. sushma Says:
  3. Foxtail millet sweet pongal sounds so good. Have to try sometime soon.

  4. Pavani Says:
  5. Your millet sweet pongal looks so cremay and delicious. Love the use of millets instead of rice in there - so much more healthy & nutritious.

  6. Unknown Says:
  7. Millets are becoming as a part of our daily life. Now that everyone are health conscious, this is a perfect Treat.

  8. Padmajha Says:
  9. Very creamy and delicious sweet pongal Harini. I cook the millet- dal mixture with a milk.It turns out really creamy!

  10. Priya Suresh Says:
  11. Am keeping myself away from sweets now, but you are tempting me to make this sweet pongal just to please my sweet tooth. Well done Harini.

  12. Millets are so easy to be sneaked in recipes and it wouldn't even alter the taste. This version of Pongal with foxtail millet looks amazing and I am sure it tastes great too.

  13. Srivalli Says:
  14. I love these pongals made with millets, surely tastes out of the world with these millets.

  15. Pongal is looking so creamy. Millets and jaggery make this healthy too so could be made to satiate my family's sweet tooth :)

  16. code2cook Says:
  17. great innovative recipe you made with foxtail millet. Surely a healthy recipe to try out. thx for sharing.

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