Monday, November 19, 2007

Pongal/ ven pongal Recipe

You will need

  • 1 cup Basmathi rice/ sona masoori rice
  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 green chillies
  • ¼ inch ginger
  • 1 tsp whole black pepper/ 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • asafoetida a pinch
  • 10 - 15 cashew nuts
  • salt as reqd
  • some curry leaves
Step 1:

In a rice cooker add rice, moong dal, water and cook until its over cooked. Stir occasionally. If need add more water.

Step 2:

Stir fry:

Cut the green chillies and ginger into fine pieces.

Take 2 tsp ghee in a frying pan and add whole peppers, cumin seeds, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida. Add cashew nuts and remove the pan from heat when the cashews are roasted.

Step 3:


Add the above mixture to the cooked rice and dal. Stir in some salt and mix well. Serve with sambhar and kadala chutney. Enjoy!!!!!!

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