Thinai Sakkarai Pongal | Foxtail Millet Sweet Pongal

Thinai Sakkarai Pongal |  Foxtail Millet Sweet Pongal 

Thinai Sakkarai Pongal | foxtail millet sweet pongal

Thinai Sakkarai Pongal or foxtail millet sweet pongal is an delectable and healthy pongal variety that can be prepared very easily during the Pongal festival in pressure cooker. Traditionally Pongal is prepared using raw rice and moong dal but here we have switched rice with millet like foxtail millet (also known as thinai in Tamil) and the rest of the ingredients and process is the same . Moreover I have cooked this thinai sakkarai pongal entirely using a pressure cooker to save time and effort however without compromising on the taste.Check out how to make this tasty thinai sakkarai pongal or foxtail millet sweet pongal recipe below.


Foxtail Millet/Thinai arisi -1 cup
Green gram dal-1/4 cup
Jaggery-1 1/2cups
Milk-1/2 cup
Salt a pinch
Edible camphor (pachai karpooram)- a pinch
Cardamom powder-1/4 Tsp
Cashews and grapes as needed
Ghee- 2 Tbsps

Recipe Video


1. Wash the Foxtail Millet and green gram dal well for 3-4 times.

2.In a pressure cooker add the millet,dal,
3 1/2  cups of water , 1/2 cup milk and 1 Tsp ghee mix well.Pressure cook for 4 -5 whistles .Allow the pressure to release and again keep on gas.

4.Mash the cooked millet and dal well.
5.Add salt and edible camphor,mix well.

6.In a kadai dissolve the jaggery in 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil ,strain to remove any impurities.Add this jaggery syrup to the pongal and mix well .

7.Simultaneously heat ghee in a kadai add cashews and dried grapes and saute until nice golden brown colour.Add this to the pongal mix well.

9.Add the remaining ghee to the pongal.

10.Remove the thinai sakkarai pongal from the fire in a slightly watery consistency as it will thicken after sometime.Serve .

Preparation Time-30 mins

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