Bajra Pongal


2/3 cup broken bajra
1/3 cup greengram dal
Salt to taste
2 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Few cashews
Few curry leaves
1/4 tsp ginger paste

Slightly dry roast the broken bajra till a bit hot. Pressure cook the dal, roasted broken bajra and salt with 3 cups of water till soft. It would look a bit gooey but it wouldnt affect the taste.

Heat the ghee and add cashews. When slightly golden brown, add cumin seeds, pepper, curry leaves and ginger paste and add it to the pongal. Mix well.

Serve hot with chutney/sambar.
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harini-jaya said...

Hey that's a good one..Do we get Broken Bajra as is or just coarse grind bajra or is there a procedure to make it?

EC said...

Thanks...ya, broken bajra is readily available.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Unique pongal recipe. Waiting to see your post on the pudding too.

Chaitanya said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the helpful blog.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

What a great idea !!! Love the twist of adding bajra instead of rice :)

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