Ven Pongal..Pongal, Sambar, Coconut Chutney & Medu Vadai..My favorite breakfast combo ever..I make this quite often atleast twice a month or thrice a month. This is my hubby's favorite combo too. If you plan to make pongal, it has to be served with coconut chutney and sambar. If you have time then please make some crispy medu vada too.
Pongal is a typical SouthIndian dish that is usually served with sambar or chutney...Apart from idli and dosa,this one holds it unique place in all home....
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..
Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 30 to 35 mins
Serves : 4 to 5
Rice - 1 cup (Normal Cooking Rice )
Split yellow moong dal / Pasiparuppu -1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Water - 5 cup
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-2 tsp
Cashew nuts -3 tblspn
Green chilli-3 chopped
Ginger-2 tblspn grated
Curry leaves-1 sprig
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..
|Take all your ingrediants...Please add in curry leaves too...|
|Heat some ghee in pressure cooker|
|add in rice and dal|
|fry for 5 mins|
|pour in water and salt|
|bring that to boil...Cover and cook|
|Till the rice is cooked|
|Melt some ghee|
|add in cashews|
|and your curry leaves|
|fry for 1 min...|
|add in the rice and dal mixture|
|I stored it in hot case|