Little Millet Pongal

July 22, 2020


- Moong dal  1/2 cup

- Little millet  1 cup

- Salt  as per taste

- Black pepper crushed  1/2 tsp

- Cumin seeds  1/2 tsp

- Curry leaves  4-5

- Turmeric powder  a pinch


Step 1

Cook the millet with moong dal in a pressure cooker with adequate water. Once cooled, add in turmeric, salt, crushed peppercorns, cumin seeds and curry leaves and bring it to boil till it blends well. Serve hot.


Health Benefits

Moong dal is an excellent protein rich food and packed with minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron, and copper, folate, fiber, fiber, and vitamin B6. The active ingredient in Turmeric, Curcumin, is known to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. Cumin seeds promote digestion and help in fighting inflammation. A small amount of pepper corn helps in easy digestion.

Recipe Created By
Ria Jain

Shriranjani came to iThrive for help with her fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Within days of starting the protocol, her overall body inflammation started coming down and her body began to lose its stiffness and felt more soft and pliable. Due to her chronic fatigue she had become more dependent on coffee to get her through the day and she slowly detoxed from that in the first month. She lost about 6 Kgs on the protocol and the 3 months with iThrive were just the beginning of her healing journey. She now has more good days than bad and her chronic pain and fatigue is now an exception instead of the norm. She has truly been a health warrior with her discipline and self awareness and has been one of iThrive’s most creative contributors with recipes. Enjoy this creation from her.

Ria Jain
Functional Nutritionist

Ria has a Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics and is in a permanent research mode and keeps the rest of us at iThrive (Previously ThriveFNC) updated with her latest findings in the field of Nutrition. Her articles on iThrive's blog are an expression of her research findings. We really don’t know what we’d do without her support and her focus.