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Monday, January 11, 2016

Thinai Arisi Khara Pongal | 2016 Pongal Festival Recipe

Thinai Arisi Khara Pongal
Thai Pongal Festival for 2016 falls on January 15th. Sweet Pongal and Khara Pongal are usually prepared on this harvest festival day. Instead of trying normal rice pongal, I tried thinai arisi pongal and it was good. Thinai arisi is also known as Foxtail millet in English, Kakkum in Hindi, Korra biyyam in telugu. Millets are easy to digest and makes a  Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Thinai Arisi Khara Pongal | Fox tail Millet Ven Pongal.

Millet Sweet Pongal | Varagu arisi sakkarai pongal

South Indian Breakfast prepared with kodo millet and mung dal. Serve it with coconut chutney and hot Sambar.

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Yields : 4

Recipe Category: Breakfast
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian - Tamil Nadu
Foxtail Millet Ghee Pongal

Korra Biyyam Pongal

Thinai Arisi | Foxtail Millet : 1 Cup
Moong dal : 3/4 Cup
Ghee :4 tbsp
Cumin seeds : 1.5 tsp
Curry leaves : 10
Pepper corns : 2 tsp
Ginger shredded : 1 tbsp
Asafoetida powder : 1/4 tsp
Cashews : 15-20
Salt : As needed

1.Soak foxtail millet and moong dal for 30 mins and pressure cook it for 4 whistles with 5 cups of water. Once cooked, mix and mash it with back of ladle. 
2.Heat ghee in a pan and roast cashews till they turn golden colour. Remove cashews and in the same pan, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, pepper corns, shredded ginger and asafoetida powder. 
3.Fry till ginger is cooked. Remove from stove and add it to pongal. Add required salt and roasted cashews to pongal. Serve hot with Coconut Chutney and Sambar. Pongal can also be served with Medhu Vadai along with Coconut Chutney and Sambar 
Thinai Arisi Khara Pongal | 2016 Pongal Festival Recipe

Thinai Arisi Pongal | Fox tail Millet Ghee Pongal | Korra biyyam Khara Pongal | 2016 Pongal Festival Recipe
Foxtail Millet Ghee Pongal Recipe

Sometimes I replace pepper corns with freshly ground pepper. It gives more flavour to the recipe and it is an easy way to feed pepper to kids.
Pongal thickens after sometime, so serve it hot.


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