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Thinai Pongal , Healthy foxtail millet Pongal Recipe

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Recipe for Thinai Pongal, Thinai Ven Pongal Recipe, Healthy foxtail millet pongal. Healthy siruthaniya pongal recipe. With step by step pictures.



For pressure cooking

  • 1 cup foxtail millet (thinai arisi)
  • 1/2 cup split yellow moong dal
  • 4 cups water

For tempering

  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 10 cashewnut
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely minced
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Pressure cook the millet and dal in water for 5 whistles. Remove from heat and wait for the pressure to release naturally. Set aside to cool.
  2. Coarsely grind pepper and cumin with the help of a mortar and pestle. Set aside.
  3. Heat some ghee or oil in a pan. Add in the cashew nut. Let it roast for 20 seconds
  4. Add in the ginger, curry leaves and green chillies. Add in the cumin-pepper mixture. Roast briefly for 20 seconds.
  5. Add in the cooked millet-dal mixture and salt. Mix everything to combine. Saute briefly for a minute or two. Remove off heat.
  6. Serve hot.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu