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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pongal



Ingredients
Raw Rice - 1 cup
Split Green Gram - 1/4 cup
(Moong Dal)
Ghee - 3 tsp
Cashew Nuts - 7
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2
Ginger root - 1" piece
Whole Black Pepper - 1 tsp
Garlic pods - 2
Few Curry leaves
Salt
Method
  1. Mix rice and moong dal. Wash it and keep aside.
  2. Cut green chillies and ginger into fine pieces , smash garlic pods, crush black pepper and keep aside.
  3. Heat ghee in pressure cooker, add cashew nuts to it.
  4. Then add cumin seeds, green chillies, ginger, garlic, curry leaves and pepper to it.
  5. When all splutters add rice and moong dal and add 3 cups of water to it.
  6. Finally add salt to it. Mix well.
  7. Pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  8. Serve with coconut chutney, sambhar and vada.
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