Dec 6, 2014

Kuthiraivali Pongal Recipe / Barnyard Millet Pongal Recipe

This is my latest favourite recipe. I love pongal a lot. I make it quite often too. Since hubby and me dont eat rice these days, i used kuthiraivali for making this and it was like super hit. I never missed rice in this. It tasted really yummy

Similar Recipes,
Kuthiraivali Kozhukattai
Kuthiraivali Upma
Ven Pongal
Yellow Pongal
Rava Pongal

I served this with my all time favourite pumpkin sambar, it was so delicious. You can have it with coconut chutney or tomato chutney as well..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 3 to 4


Kuthiraivali / Barnyard Millet - 1 cup
Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Water - 4 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp

For Tempering:
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 2 tsp
Whole Pepper - 2 tsp
Green Chillies - 2 chopped finely
Ginger - 1 tblspn
Curry leaves - a sprig


Wash dal and millet really well. Drain it and set aside.

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add in dal, roast till golden. Add in millet along with water and salt. Pressure cook fo 3 whistle. Simmer for 5 mins. Turn off the heat and let them steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and mix well.

Heat ghee in a pan. Add in all the ingredients for tempering. Mix well. 

Add the cooked dal millet and mix well.

Serve with sambar  or chutney..

Take all your ingredients

Kuthiraivali / Barnyard Millet

Wash them well

 Heat ghee in a pressure cooker

Add in moong dal

roast for few mins till nice aroma comes

Add in washed kuthiraivali

add salt

add water

pressure cook

all cooked

Heat ghee in a pan

Add in all the spices

Saute this

Once it turns nice and golden

Add in the cooked dal and kuthiraivali

Mix well



  1. looks yummy, Pongal is my favorite too.. I will try this one with kothiraivalli.

  2. Hi arthi, healthy recipe.. Can we use varugu instead of barnyard millet

  3. Hey Aarthi,
    I tried it today. Yum recipie. Simple steps and pictures gave appropriate inputs. Great work.


  4. Hi Aarthi,
    I never prepared Kuthiraivali rice in my life. this is the first time i'm using it and the recipe came out awesome. as you mentioned it's tasted divine with your pumpkin sambar. All credits goes to you only :) Thank you so much dear :) keep up the good work.

    Best Regards

  5. Thanks for the great recipe, Awesome :)


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