BM #123 Week 4 Day 2 - 

Proso Millet Pongal is a hearty one pot meal. With Moong dal and Proso millet, this is one recipe that cannot go wrong.

In our attempts at getting used to Millets on a daily basis, we found that Idli, Pongal, Kheer and Sambar Sadam are the safest recipes to get used to.

Ingredients - 

Proso Millet/Varigalu 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

Method Of Preparation -

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

Add the proso millet, cumin seeds, salt and turmeric. Add about 3 1/2 cups of water and pressure cook (for 2-3 whistles or 10 minutes in Instant Pot). 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.


Preparation Time 25-30 minutes
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Friday, June 25, 2021


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. A healthy alternative over rice version and can definitely be eaten for any meal of the day.

  3. Srivalli Says:
  4. Wow this must have tasted so good Harini. We have been enjoying all the millet based dishes too..

  5. Radha Says:
  6. The pongal looks delicious and is a healthy version with the nutrition profile of millets.

  7. sushma Says:
  8. Pongal looks super delicious. Must try dish

  9. Narmadha Says:
  10. Millet pongal is one of my favorite way to include millets. This must be so a delicious treat.

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