Traditional pongal

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Total Time:
20 Minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - Rice
  • 1/4 cup - Moong dal
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1/2-1 tsp - Peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp - Pepper (Powdered fresh)
  • A few cashew nuts - Broken
  • 1/2 cup - Desiccated coconut
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Ghee

How to Make Traditional pongal

  • Fry the moong dal a little till you get a light flavour.
  • Mix the dal with the rice, add 2 -3 cups of water (the rice should cook until very, very soft).
  • Add turmeric powder, coconut, a few peppercorns and a 1-2 tsp of ghee to the rice and pressure cook till done.
  • When done, heat some ghee in a kadai with jeera, pepper corns and cashewnuts.
  • Add the cooked rice mixture, pepper powder, salt and mix well with the ghee and jeera/cashewnuts.
  • The pongal is ready.