Firstly, Press SAUTE on Instant Pot. Next, add ghee or oil to the POT. Note: Tastes better with ghee.
Once hot, add in the jeera, black pepper. Saute for a few seconds.
Next, add the green chilies, ginger, curry leaves, cashew nuts, and asafetida. Saute for another 30 secs till cashews turn light golden brown.
Next, add the rinsed moong dal and saute well for 1-2 minutes until dal turns light brown or aromatic.
Then add the millets, water, and salt to taste. Mix well. Ensure to Deglaze the bottom of the pot to remove any stuck bits to avoid BURN notice.
Close the lid on the pot. Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set the timer to 8 minutes.
Once the pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally.
Once the pressure has released, open the lid and mix millet Pongal well. Note: If Pongal is not mushy, select saute mode, add 1 cup of water, and cook for 1-2 minutes or till mixture boils.
Serve Foxtail Millet Pongal with yogurt, raita, or coconut chutney.