May 22, 2010

Rice pongal...

This is a commonly made breakfast in south india. Its so easy to make that it comes out as an excuse for days that are filled with other chores. Just put everything together and switch on your cooker or rice cooker and its all done. Try it hot with little ghee, coconut chutney and sambar.........hmmm yum yum yum....

Serves... 2 ppl 
Serve option... Hot with ghee, coconut chutney

This is what u'll need....

Rice 1 cup
Yellow moong dal 1/3 cup
Pepper 1 tbspn
Jeera 1 tbspn
Grated ginger 1 tspn
Salt to taste
Ghee 1 tbspn
Cashews 10-12

Here is the stir....
  • Fry moong dal in a hot pan until it turns slightly golden and leaves it raw flavor
  • Transfer this to a rice cooker and keep aside
  • Heat ghee in the same pan and add pepper, jeera. Wait till it splutters and add the ginger. Turn off the heat and transfer it to the rice cooker
  • Wash rice and add to the cooker along with salt. Add water in the ratio 1:4 or 1:5 depending the consistency you desire
  • Cook till everything is done
  • Meanwhile heat a tspn of ghee in a pan and fry cashews till golden brown. Add it to hot pongal and serve with some chutney or sambar


  1. That pongal look yummilicious... Can't wait to try it out.

  2. Thanks for your comments.. try out and let me know how you liked it :)


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