Pongal means festivity or celebration. Maybe this is why a bite of chakkara pongal is like a celebration in your mouth!
Sihi Pongal is a traditional dessert. It is especially prepared during the Makar Sankranti or Pongal festival in Southern India. Traditionally, it is a preparation with rice, moong dal and jaggery. Today, many of us use sugar or refined jaggery, ghee and polished rice to make the sweet. However, there is a better way to enjoy the goodness and enhance health.
We have for you a dish that will melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more. A ghee-less, millet sweet pongal which makes for a healthy, guilt-free indulgence.
We use foxtail millet instead of white rice and unrefined dark brown jaggery. Ghee is an animal food and causes disease, so we have replaced it with finely ground coconut for a super rich and mouth watering dish.
Enjoy this delicious sweet!