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Pongal

Jan-14-2019
Sreemoyee Bhattacharjee
5 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
Serves
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ABOUT Pongal RECIPE

A perfect comfort food for all times. An easy south Indian khichdi, with that tasty ghee tadka.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Pressure Cook
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Moong dal - 1/4 th cup
  2. rice - 1/2 cup
  3. ginger (chopped) - 1 tbsp
  4. cumin seeds (crush them a bit) - 1 tsp
  5. asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
  6. salt
  7. For the tempering :
  8. cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  9. pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
  10. Crushed pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
  11. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  12. Curry leaves - 12
  13. ghee - 2 tbsp
  14. Dry red chillies - 2
  15. cashew nuts - 10

Instructions

  1. Dry roast the moong dal till it smells (do not over roast or let the colour change to Brown).
  2. Take it off the flame and wash the rice along with the dal. Add the rice and dal along with cumin seeds, Asafoetida, salt and chopped ginger into a pressure cooker.
  3. Add 3.25 cups of water and let this mix cook on a high flame until 6-7 whistles are attained. Once the pressure comes down, mix the cooked dal rice. Add little hot water if it is too thick.
  4. To make the tempering, heat ghee. Add the ingredients mentioned under "tempering". Let them splutter and mix this to the cooked pongal.

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