Barnyard Millet Sweet Pongal Recipe (Kuthiraivali Sakkarai Pongal)

Kuthiraivali also known as the Barnyard millet is a wholesome grain that can be used to make a variety of dishes. It makes a great substitute for rice as well. Sweet pongal when made from the barnyard millet gets cooked easily and tastes delicious along with jaggery and cardamom.  Barnyard Millet, Yellow Moong Dal (Split), Jaggery, Cardamom Powder (Elaichi), Ghee, Cashew nuts, Edible camphor (pacha karpooram)   3/4 cup Barnyard Millet 1/4 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split) 1 cup Jaggery 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi) 3 tablespoons Ghee 2 tablespoons Cashew nuts , halved 1 pinch Edible camphor (pacha karpooram)     20   40     To begin making the Barnyard Millet Sweet Pongal Recipe (Kuthiraivali Sakkarai Pongal), dry roast the barnyard millet and moong dal together in a pressure cooker. Once you can smell the roasted aroma coming out, add 3 cups of water and cover the pressure cooker.Pressure cook until you hear 3 whistles. After three whistles turn the heat to low and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally. Once the pressure has released, open the cooker and stir to make a mushy mixture of pongal and keep aside.Meanwhile take the jaggery in half a cup of water, bring it to boil. once the jaggery has completely dissolved, strain it and keep aside.Add the jaggery water, the cardamom powder, the edible camphor to the cooked millet dal mixture. Place it on medium heat and keep stirring until well combined.Heat ghee in a small pan; add the cashew nuts and roast them in ghee until it turns golden brown and crisp. Add the roasted cashewnuts to the Barnyard Millet Sweet Pongal and stir. Once done, turn off the heat and serve. Serve the Kuthiraivali Sakkarai Pongal as a wholesome sweet after a delicious Indian lunch or even serve it as a snack for kids.