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Pongal

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Pongal is a traditional South-Indian Dish made with Rice and Moong Dal and then mixed with some roasted cashews, finely chopped ginger, green chillies and freshly ground black peppercorns. Pongal is of two types. The Sweet Pongal and Salt Pongal. Both are very easy to make with the help of a Pressure Cooker. The recipe for Sweet Pongal can be found at http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/sweet_pongal Here I am sharing the recipe for Salt Pongal. Comments/Suggestions/Feedback on this Pongal Recipe are welcome!
Ingredients
  Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Moong dal 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ginger 2 Inch, finely chopped
  Green chilly 1 , finely chopped
  Black peppercorns 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cashewnuts 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Clarified butter 1 Tablespoon
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
Directions

Wash Rice and Moong Dal together, add 4 cups of water, salt to taste and pressure cook up to 4-5 whistles/until the rice and dal become completely soft/looks more than just cooked.

Heat ghee in a small pan. Add finely chopped ginger, green chillies, chopped cashews and coarsely ground peppercorns. Saute until cashews turns slightly brown. Add this to the cooked rice.

Mix well and Serve immediately/Hot with groundnut chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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