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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup- white rice.
  • 1/2 cup- masoor daal.
  • 1/4 tsp- fresh ground pepper.
  • 1/4 tsp- whole peppercorns.
  • 1 tsp- salt.
  • 4 -green chillies.
  • a few -curry leaves.
  • 1 pinch -asafoetida.
  • 1 tbsp -ghee.
  • 1 tbsp- oil.
  • 1 tbsp -green coriander.

How to Make Pongal

  • Wash rice and dal and drain water completely.
  • In a large saucepan, heat ghee and oil on medium heat.
  • Slit green chillies lengthwise. Fry the green chillies, curry leaves, pepper powder and peppercorns.
  • Add the rice, dal and asafoetida to this and fry for 3 mins.
  • Add 4.5 cups of water, salt and cover the sauce pan.
  • Cook it on medium heat till the rice and dal become very soft and keep stirring in between to avoid burning. Add more water if necessary.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot with coconut chutney.