Friday, December 15, 2006


I didn't post some of the dishes i made last week as was lilttle busy.This Pongal is one of them.This one of the special breakfast item of tamilnadu.


Moong dal -1/3 cup
Rice - 1 cup
Jeera - 2tsp
Green chillies - 3(slit)
Whole pepper - 2tsp
Ginger - 1/2tsp (grated or finely chopped)
Ghee - 2tsp
Cashews - 10
Curry leaves - as needed
Asafoetida - a pinch


In a pressure cooker, dry roast rice and moong dal separately and then wash them using water.In the Pressure cooker now heat ghee and fry jeera,pepper,green chillies,ginger,curry leaves and finally cashews.Finally add rice and moong dal.Add salt and 5 cups of water and mix well.(Adding water depends upon your cooker also.Generaly for pongal, more water is addded.).Pressure cook for abt 4-5 whistle.
Serve hot with Chutney and sambhar.

P.S: In pongal sambhar, i usually don't add any veggies.Just onion and tomamtoes.

For sambhar recipe, check out here

For Chutney recipe , check out here


Priya S&S said...

Nice recipe for pongal Maheshwari ! Mine is very similar to this except for green chillies.

Asha said...

I love this combo. Spicy pongal with sambar ,chutney!YUM!!

Raje said...

Nice recipe. A little like the khichidi recipe I make. would taste great with some ghee and pickle too.

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Maheswari said...

Thanks Priya,Asha ,raje and sra..

Sra..thanks for tagging me..this should be fun..will do it soon...