PROSO MILLET SWEET PONGAL

Proso millet is packed with high amounts of calcium. It is learnt that it reduces cholesterol and so the risk of heart diseases. Moreover, millet is a high source of fibres and minerals like manganese and phosphorous.
Millets are being consumed during fasting/Vrata times around Navaratri festival celebrated in India and By Indians residing in all over the world. 
Such millet recipes are the best to have in hand. 
Proso millet sweet Pongal is such one of the best millet recipes enriched with organic jaggery that is rich in iron.

How to make sweet proso millet pongal?

Ingredients we need:

Proso millet 200 gms
Jaggery 200 gms
Moong dal 50 gms
Cardamom pods 8-10 pcs
Whole cashews 10 pcs
Raisins 20 pcs
Ghee 50 gms

Procedure:

Wash the millet+Moong dal contents twice.
Transfer the drained contents to the pressure cooker and cook until 3 whistles.
Set aside to cool down.
Meanwhile, let's make jaggery syrup.
Heat the jaggery powder in a saucepan with 100 ml water over a medium flame.
Bring to boil until thick syrup;  no consistency needed.
Strain the syrup and pour over the cooked millet contents.
Give multiple stirs to get well combined.
Crush the cardamom seeds into coarse powder and add to the mixture/
Heat the ghee and add cashews and raisins.
Fry until golden brown.
Transfer the fried contents to the millet mixture.
Mix well to combine.

Proso millet sweet Pongal is ready to offer Deities during Navaratri celebrations
Whenever we want to have something sweet, we may make this easy and healthy sweet Pongal and enjoy with our family members.


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