Kuthiravalli Venpongal / Barnyard Millet Vepongal

Kuthiravalli Venpongal / Barnyard Millet Vepongal - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
Venpongal is one of the authentic and traditional breakfast among Tamilians. We prepare this during functions or for guests as breakfast. After a small break again a millet recipe – Kuthiravalli Pongal / Barnyard Millet Pongal. We had this in yercaud and felt very tasty, filling and yummy even my kids loved it to the core. So I thought of preparing it in my kitchen, the pongal came out well with delicious taste and excellent aroma. I have accompanied it with Sambar and Chutney. Also I have shared Venn Pongal with Raw rice and FoxTail Millet/Thinai . Goes out well for breakfast.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Served As: Breakfast
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 5


  • 1 cup Barnyard Millet kuthiravalli â
  • 1/2 gm Moong Dal green dal paasi paruppu â
  • 1 stick Ginger â â œinch
  • 1 tsp Black Peppercorns â
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds â
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder â
  • 1 tbsp Clarified Butter or ghee ghee â
  • 2 tsp Oil â
  • a leaves Curry â


  • Clean and wash the millet and green gram dal separately in separate bowls. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop or grate the ginger into pieces.
  • Crush a tsp of cumin seeds and peppercorns.
  • Heat clarified butter/ghee and oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Add in ½ tsp of black peppercorns, a tsp of cumin seeds and curry leaves. Wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the ginger, crushed peppercorns and cumin seeds, wait until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the millet and greengram dal along with required amount of salt and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in 3 ½ cups of water and pressure-cook for 3 whistles.
  • Remove the lid, once the pressure subsides.
  • Serve hot with Sambar, Chutney and Medhu Vada/ Blackgram Vada and top it with a tsp of clarified butter/ghee before serving.

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Madraasi Deepa
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