Ven Pongal

Pongal

Pongal

Pongal is a special dish of Tamilnadu. I am not really a big fan of pongal but after my son achu came into my life, this is a regular food at my home. My LO achu simply loves it. It is very healthy tasty dish and I now love it too because often I eat the left overs after feeding him.



A simple one pot meal.

Ingredients:

Rice- 1 cup
Split green gram (Pasi Paruppu)-  1 cup
Water - 6 cups
Salt as per taste
Oil- 3 tbsp
Whole Pepper- 1 tbsp
Jeera- 1 tbsp
Mustard- 1 tsp
Curry Leaves Few
Green chillies- 3
Ginger (finely chopped)- 1 tbsp
Ghee- 1/2 cup

Method:


Pongal

Pongal

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
  • When oil is hot add curry leaves, green chillies, jeera, mustard, ginger and fry them well for a couple of minutes.
  • Add water and salt.
  • Add washed rice and dhall.
  • Close the pressure cooker and cook for 8 whistles.
  • Let the pressure cool down, open the lid and the pongal is ready.
  • Add ghee and give it a stir.
  • Serve hot with Sambar and Chutney.
Pongal
Points to be noted:
  • For the best tasting pongal ratio of rice to dhall should be 1:1.
  • For every 1 glass of rice add 3 glass of water and for every 1 glass of dhall add 3 glass of water.
  • The dish should be mushy and well cooked.
  • You can fry some cashew nut in ghee and add it to the dish while serving.
  • Healthy dish for toddlers (use pepper powder instead of pepper).
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8 comments

  1. trust me, i hae never tried pongal till now, but ur detiled write up makes me do it straight away.

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  2. Very well explained...This is all time winner in my home...

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  3. such a comfort food, I love having pongal for dinner. Todays post :http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/05/dhokar-dalna-snc-challenge.html

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  4. add some macaroni recipe tinku

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