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Aruna Saraschandra
5 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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Pongal is very traditional and famous recipe in Tamil Naidu. It is easy and simple to cook with less ingredientsYou can eat pongal with chutney, sambar and gostu. Pongal taste good whe served with Coconut chutney

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Tiffin Recipes
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Raw rice - 1 cup
  2. Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  3. Salt as needed
  4. Water - 4 glasses
  5. Salt as per taste
  6. For seasoning
  7. Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
  8. Ginger - 1 tsp
  9. Pepper - 1 tsp
  10. Hing - 1 pinch
  11. Ghee - 3 tsp


  1. 1) Wash rice and moong dal well and soak in water for 10 min.Drain the water and keep it ready.
  2. 2) Take a pan, add 1tsp ghee and fry cashew nuts until turn golden brown.
  3. 3) Take pressure cooker add 1 tsp of ghee add soaked rice and dal fried it for few seconds. Now add water, salt and pressure cook it for 4 whistles in medium flame.
  4. 4) Take a pan/ kadai add 2 tsp of ghee then add ginger fry for a second . Now add pepper, jeera, curry leaves fry it and switch off the flames. Add fried cashew nuts, fry it and add the mixture to the boiled pongal and mix it.

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