In this month of January 2019, lets actually make our festive day delicious and filling. When all the meals happen to be delicious with simple yet scrumptious food, then it really feels like festive. Isn’t it? So here I come with a bowl full of foxtail millet sweet pongal. It’s a traditional ritual to make a simple sweet pongal or khara pongal on that BIG day of Sankranti. Which usually happen to be rice based and in a true sense it’s incredible in taste. But being a food blogger, I take a liberty to make the same pongal recipe using variety of other cereals too. And this time it’s millets turn to appear here as scrumptious pongal.
When Makara Sankranti is still a week away, it feels so heavenly to eat a dessert like this foxtail millet sweet pongal which has amazing flavors of camphor and cardamom with ample cashews and raisins. It’s the fragrant ghee which makes this sweet pongal from average to OMG how good it is! kind. So be generous in using ghee in the pongal recipe as the texture and deliciousness highly depends on it.
Though the recipe is straight forward like any other sweet pongal, I would recommend you to ensure that millets are cooked to the perfection. Because millets are bit harder than rice and need to cook for little longer. If it remains uncooked or less cooked then sweet pongal doesn’t look the way it should. I loved biting cashews, raisins and of course copra as I ate the foxtail millet sweet pongal. They just take the dish to next level.
This festival with fresh crops straight from the field feel so incredible. New year and it’s the first festival to begin with. So let’s enjoy to it’s fullest with good food and good mood.