Rice Pongal

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Rated : 4 Stars
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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How to Make Rice Pongal

  • Heat the kadai, dry roast rice and moong dal till the mixture becomes hot.
  • Transfer the rice and dal to a container and wash this mixture thrice in fresh water.
  • Pressure cook the rice and dal with four times the quantity of water and some salt, for four whistles.
  • In a kadai, dry roast cumin seeds and pepper for 2 minutes and powder coarsely.
  • Chop the ginger finely and keep aside.
  • Add 1 tbsp of ghee in the kadai and roast the cashew nuts (halved) till they turn light brown.
  • Add the ginger, powdered cumin seeds, hing powder, turmeric powder and curry leaves and roast for a minute.
  • Take out the cooked rice and dal, mix and mash well using a masher.
  • Add all the prepared ingredients and mix well with the remaining ghee.
  • Rice pongal is ready and can be had with coconut chutney.