Thinai keerai pongal | Foxtail millet greens pongal-How to make-Stepwise photos


Thinai keerai pongal By


Cuisine Style: Ancient Tamil Nadu | Cooking Time: 10 to 15 minutes | To Serve: 2 | Type: Breakfast, dinner, Weight loss & Easy diabetic recipes

Ingredients

  • Thinai [foxtail millet] – 1 ½ cup
  • Moong dal – ½ cup
  • Arai keerai [Greens, Amaranthus Tristis] – 1 cup [washed, plucked & chopped]
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water - 3 ¼ cups

For seasoning [Ingredients]

  • Ginger – 1 tbsp [chopped & mashed]
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Peppercorns - 7
  • Cashew nuts – 10
  • Green chilli – 1 [finely chopped]
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Ghee – 3 tbsp

Preparation

  • Dry roast thinai arisi and soak for 5 min. Dry roast moong dal & soak for 5 min.
  • Heat pressure cooker, add thinai arisi, moong dal, water & ghee, cover it & cook for 4 whistles Pluck, Wash & chop arai keerai.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add chopped arai keerai, turmeric powder & salt sauté gently. Then add water cook till soft [apr. 4 min].
  • For seasoning: - Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds, pepper corns, ginger, green chili, cashews & curry leaves sauté then cut off heat.
  • Add cooked arai keerai & seasoned ingredients in to thinai mixture.
  • Add salt & ghee mix well then serve hot with chutney or pickle.

How To Make Thinai keerai pongal - Step by Step Photos

Thinai arisi & moong dalThinai arisi & moong dal

Dry roast, wash, soak for 5 minDry roast, wash, soak for 5 min

Heat pressure cooker, add thinai, moong dal, water & ghee, cover lid, cook for 4 whistlesHeat pressure cooker, add thinai, moong dal, water & ghee, cover lid, cook for 4 whistles

After 4 whistles, perfectly cooked thinai arisi, now add salt mix wellAfter 4 whistles, perfectly cooked thinai arisi, now add salt mix well

Heat ghee in a pan add arai keerai, saute gentlyHeat ghee in a pan add arai keerai, saute gently

Add salt & turmeric powder mix wellAdd salt & turmeric powder mix well

Add water cook till softAdd water cook till soft

Perfectly cooked, now cut off heatPerfectly cooked, now cut off heat

Add arai keerai mixture mix wellAdd arai keerai mixture mix well

Heat pan, add gheeHeat pan, add ghee

Add seasoning ingredients-cumin seeds, peppercornsAdd seasoning ingredients-cumin seeds, peppercorns

Add cashewsAdd cashews

Add ginger, green chilliAdd ginger, green chilli

Add curry leaves, saute then cut off heatAdd curry leaves, saute then cut off heat

Add seasoned ingredientsAdd seasoned ingredients

Mix well, finally add 2 tbsp of ghee mix wellMix well, finally add 2 tbsp of ghee mix well

Thinai keerai pongal is ready-Serve hot with chutney or pickleThinai keerai pongal is ready-Serve hot with chutney or pickle

Foxtail millet greens pongalFoxtail millet greens pongal


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