Samai Ven Pongal / Millet Ven Pongal

Samai Ven Pongal / Millet Ven Pongal
Millets like samai, kuthiraivali and varagu can be used to make ven pongal or kaara pongal. I have made ven pongal using samai and it was awesome as well as healthy. Here is the recipe.
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                                                                   Samai Ven Pongal
Ingredients :
Samai (little millet ) - 1/2 cup
Moong Dhal - 2 tbsp
Water - 1.5 cup
Pepper - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - pinch
Salt - to taste

To Temper :
Oil / Ghee - 1.5 tbsp
Jeera- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Green chilli - 1
Cashew - 5 to 10

Method :
1.Add moong dhal, samai, pepper, asafoetida and salt to the cooker along with water and cook it for 6 minutes in simmer after whistle.
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2. Heat oil or ghee to the pan then add chilli, jeera, cashew and curry leaves.
3. Add the tempered ingrediends to the cooked samai and serve with cocnut chutney or sambar.
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Notes :
  • You can replace samai with kuthiraivali or varagu
  • You can add finely chopped ginger during temper for a spicy pongal.
  • If you like your pongal runny add more water to it.
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