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Pongal (పొంగలి, பொங்கல், पोंगल, ಪೊಂಗಲ್)

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Pongal (పొంగలి, பொங்கல், पोंगल, ಪೊಂಗಲ್) Pongal is a traditional South-Indian dish made with rice and moong dal which is flavored with ghee tampering of cashew nuts and whole peppercorns.It is a festive dish as well as a mini meals , Breakfast. It is served as such or with sambar and coconut chutney.

Religion Dish : Andhra; Tamil Nadu; Karnataka;  South and North India.

Cuisine Style : Andhra | Cooking Time 25 minutes | Take with Coconut Chutney | Type Breakfast, Festive | Shelf Life : 1 day | Quantity : 3 servings

Appx. Nutritional values : calculated for 1 serving (1cup)

Calories (164 K cal), Carbohydrates (22.86 g), Protein (44.95 g), Fat (7.11 g).

Ingredients to serve :

  • Raw rice  1 cup
  • Moong dal  1/4 cup
  • Whole black peppercorns 4
  • Cumin seeds 10
  • Grated ginger 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ghee 3 tablespoons
  • Curry leaves 12
  • Green chillies 3 (cut into lengthwise)
  • Roasted cashewnuts 12
  • Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
  • Water 5 cups
  • Salt to taste

Method :

  1. Dry roast the moong dal till the aroma comes out.
  2. Wash raw rice and moong dal and rinse completely.
  3. Pressure cook rice, moong dal, asafoetida, black peppercorns, cumin seeds with water and salt for upto 6 whistles.
  4. After 15 minutes, transfer the cooked rice into a bowl.
  5. Heat ghee in a small pan and add green chillies, curry leaves, pepper powder, cumin powder and cashewnuts.
  6. Pour into a serving bowl and mix well.

 

Other variants / Cuisine Style : Ven Pongal, Khara Pongal,Katte Pongali.

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