Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pearl Millet/Kambu/Bajra Pongal- Recipe with Pearl millet | Healthy breakfast

As I have said earlier in my posts apart from white rice I use other cereals to make dosai,pongal.You can see many such pongals like oats pongal,wheat pongal,ragi dosai,thinnai dosai,etc.Try to use these cereals more in your food at least twice a week.This time I made kambu pongal and it was excellent.I made it in my rice cooker,you can even make it with your ordinary cooker.
Try this and let me know.

  • Kambu/pearl millet- 1 cup
  • Yellow moongdal- 1\4 cup
  • Water-4 cups
  • Whole pepper- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin/jeera- 1\2 tsp
  • Green chillies-1
  • ginger-a small piece
  • cashew-little
  • Ghee+oil- 2 tsp
  • salt
  • cilantro


1.Dry roast kambu in pan,careful not to burn it.Just pulse it in ur blender/mixer in pulser/whipper mode.

2.Add kambu,Dal in to ur cooker and pour 3 .1\2 -4 cups water,since kambu get time to cook,we have to add more water,add salt to it.

3.Since I used my rice cooker,i don't know the whistles,may be approx. 4-5 or 15 mins.

4.After the steam has released,open it and mash well.

5.Heat a pan ,add oil+ghee and other ingredients like,jeera,pepper corns,green chillies,minced ginger and saute for a while,then add cashew ,chopped cilantro give a quick saute and transfer it to the cooked pongal.

6.Serve hot with chutney or sambar.

We had it with coconut chutney.


1.While cooking u can add even 1\4 cup milk to it, which enhance the richness and taste.

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  1. Quite healthy recipe for breakfast. I will definitely try it.

  2. Wow healthy pongal using kambu.

  3. looks inviting and very comforting food dear.

    today's post:

  4. Babi, I wouldn't have thought of having something like this for breakfast! It would be great if you popped over and linked in to Food on Friday: breakfast - or you could just email me the link on Cheers


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