Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pongal [Southern Indian Rice Meal]

Pongal [Southern Indian Rice Meal]

Ingredients:[For approx 4 servings]
Rice - 2 cups
Moong dal - 1 cup
Jeera - 2 tsp
Cashews(broken) - 1/2cup
Whole dry red chillies - 6
Whole peppercorns - 10-12
Curry leaves - 5-6 leaves
Garlic - 4 cloves
Chana dal - 1 tsp
Urad dal -1 tsp
Hing [Asafoetida powder] - 2 pinch
Butter - 2 tbsp
Salt as per taste

  • Soak rice and moong dal  in water for an hour.
  • Cook rice and dal with salt, turmeric powder and butter/ghee in a heavy bottom pot in 3 cups of water.
  • In a pan, heat 2 tbsp butter.Add Jeera, chana dal, urad dal, hing powder, minced garlic, a few peppercorns and cashews. When it splatters, add curry leaves and dry red chillies.
  • Add this prepared seasoning to the cooked rice mixture.
Serve hot for light lunch or dinner.

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