Healthy and guilt free pongal to enjoy during auspicious and festivals days. This delicious sweet pongal is prepared using little millet, pumpkin and for the sweetness, I have used damerera sugar, which can also be substituted with brown sugar. As per the given measurement, the pongal will be mild sweet. So, adjust the sugar measurement according to sweet tooth. Pumpkin is added to make it healthier and also it enhances the taste.
1/2 Cup Samai / Little Millet
1/4 Cup Moong dal
1/2 Cup Grated Pumpkin
3 Cups Water
1 Cup Damerera sugar ( Brown sugar can also be used and adjust according to sweet tooth )
1 Tsp Ghee
1 Tsp Olive oil
2 Elachi, crushed
Wash little millet along with moong dal and add it to a pressure cooker along with the grated pumpkin.
Add the measured water and pressure cook it for 5 - 6 whistles.
Once done, switch off the flame and cool it.
Meanwhile, add little water in a sugar and melt it in a low flame.
Once the pressure gets released, add the melted sugar to the pongal and mixed well.
Heat ghee and oil in a small pan and add cashews followed by raisins and elachi.
Fry and add it to the sweet pumpkin pongal.
Serve hot or cold.