varagu pongal(venpongal)/varagarisi ven pongal
Millet’s the common food in those days have become unknown food these day’s!Due to serious need for healthy diet , surprisingly! people have become more curious about these treasured greatness(millet’s). Millet’s are gluten-free stuff and of course has low glycemic index.The low glycemic index is because of a special type starch present in it which slows down the rate of digestion and increases the satiety in our diet.
As a new user to these grains you will be little confused about its usage because you are used to polished white rice.Once you are used to it then you will realize the versatility of these millet’s.These millet’s are cooked as we cook white rice in our day today cooking.Already I have done a post on millet’s adai where I have combined three millet’s together.Here I have done varagu pongal using varagarisi which is easy to make and varagu pongal tastes great with coconut chutney.
Varagarisi – 11/4 cup
Green gram dhal(split) -1/4 cup
Ghee as needed
Milk – 1 cup
Cumin -1 tbsp
pepper corn – 1tbsp
salt to taste
curry leaves for tempering
Few cashews for tempering
Asafoetida a little.
1.Wash arisi(rice) and moong dhal and add a tbsp of ghee in a cooker and roast with cumin,pepper and salt added.
2.Then add water than usual amount(4:1 ratio)
3.Close the lid and leave for two whistle.
4.After that open the cooker add milk and mix.
5.Now in a small kadai add ghee and when hot add cashew,curry leaves and little asafoetida.
6.Add it to pongal.
7.serve hot with coconut chutney.