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Traditional pongal Recipe

Traditional pongal is a popular Indian Main
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On :
Wednesday, 6 July, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Pressure Cook Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
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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:

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


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