Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pongal (my MIL way)

If you ask me what is that one breakfast that you just cannot eat. .the answer would be Pongal. But this is something with R just loves and so does everyone in my family.

So here is how it is done at our house - recipe perfected by my MIL over the years :)

You would need:
Rice - 1cup
Moong dal - 1 cup
Water - ~ 8 cups
Pepper corns - 10
Green chillis - 2 (As per taste)
Ghee - 3-4 tsp

For Garnish:
Coriander leaves chopped - 2 tbsp
Coconut Grated - 1/2 cup

For the Tadka
Ghess - 1tsp
Jeera, Mustard seeds, red Chillis
cashewnuts - 10 broken
Dry Grapes - 10


Heat 1tsp Ghee in pan, add pepper corns, cloves separately.
Crush the Pepper and keep it ready
In the pan free the rice for 1 min on medium flame, remove and keep aside
Fry the moong dhal for 1 min on medium flame
Add in the rice, crushed pepper, cloves and green chillis to this; add the water and cook in the pressure cooker (3 whistles)
Once it is cooked, prepare tadka with ghee adding jeera, mustard, red chillis, urad dal, khiskimsh and cashewnut (broken ).
Add this on to the Pongal.
Add salt and the grated coconut
Decorate with chopped coriander and serve Hot.


Hari Chandana said...

Perfect and delicious pongal.. Yummy :)
Indian Cuisine

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious dear :)

Shree said...

Thank you ladies :)

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

Priya said...

Love pongal with sambar,my fav,simply inviting..

sandy19 said...

Perefect for the fall! I have to try to make it!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious Pongal...

Hamaree Rasoi

Medifast Coupons said...

Looks yummy!