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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ven Pongal (Rice and Dal flavoured with Ghee,Cashews and Spices)

Pongal is served in the morning as breakfast..It is a protein rich one pot meal which is really nutritious...

I hope you all like it...Let me know what you think..


Rice- 1 cup
Split yellow moong dal / Pasiparuppu-1 cup
Salt to taste
Water-6 cup

Ghee-3 tblspn
Cumin seeds-2 tsp
Cashew-3 tblspn
Green chilli-3 chopped
Ginger-2 tblspn grated
Pepper-1 tblspn
Curry leaves-1 spring


Soak rice and dal together for 30 mins..Drain it and set aside..

Heat 1 tblspn of ghee in a pressure cooker and add in rice and dal...Fry this for 5 mins..

Pour in the water and bring this to a boil...Add in salt...

Cover and cook for 5 whistle and simmer it for 10 mins..Let the pressure go by itself...Open the pressure cooker and mix well..

Heat ghee in a kadai and add in cashews, cumin seeds, pepper, ginger, green chilli,curry leaves and sauté this for a minute..

Now add in rice and dal mixture and mix well..Let the rice absorb all flavours...
Mix this for 3 mins...

Serve hot with sambar or chutney..

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