Little Millet (samai) pongal

Pongal is a commonly prepared breakfast in South india which is usually made using raw rice and moong dhal . Sauting the pongal with homemade ghee gives pongal an extraordinary flavour and taste. variety of millets are available in market. I have chosen little millet for making pongal . It is rich in fibre, zinc , iron , vitamin B and potassium. Little millet can be used in pongal and kheer in place of rice. Millet pongal is an easy dish which involves just pressure cooking and sauting . Tastes so yummy with coconut chutney. Try this millet pongal for breakfast and stay healthy. So lets get started with the cooking of little millet pongal in pressure cooker.

ā² PREP TIME : 10 minutes

ā² COOK TIME : 15 minutes

šŸ„— CUISINE : Indian

šŸ„˜ COURSE : Breakfast

šŸ“ YIELD : 4 servings


Little millet – 1& 1/2 cup

Moong dhal – 1/2 cup

Pepper – 2 tsp

Cumin – 1 tsp

Ghee – 3 tbsp

Sprig of curry leaves

Cashews as required

Ginger – 1 inch

Water – 5 cups


Wash and Soak millets and moong dhal together for 20 minutes.

In a pressure cooker add soaked millets and moong dhal , 5 cups water and salt.

Pressure cook it for 3 to 4 whistles .

Heat ghee in a pan, saute cumin, pepper, ginger curry leaves and cashews.

Add the sauteed items to cooker.

Can add half a cup of water and mix them well .

Millet pongal is ready to serve .

Serve pongal with coconut chutney.

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