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Pongal --Kattu Pongal -- How to make Pongal

Pongal
Pongal or kattu pongal is a special South Indian kichidi. This is prepared in marriages for breakfast. If is very delicious and my most favourite dish. Serve this with little spicy coconut chutney and ginger chutney. Preparing this dish is very easy but also a little difficult to get proper consistency. Once we get proper consistency, making of  it will become a minute job.
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 15 - 20 mins
Recipe Category: Breakfast
Recipe Cuisine: Andhra
Serves: 4 people

Ingredients:

  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 4 cups or can add more accordingly 
  • Salt - to taste
  • Black Pepper Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Green Chillies - 1 
  • Ginger - 1" 
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 4 or 5
  • Ghee - 4 tbsp
  • Oil - 4 tbsp

Procedure:

  1. Chop green chillies and ginger. 
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp ghee in a pressure pan.
  3. Add moong dal and rice to it and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add black pepper seeds, green chillies and ginger. Fry it for half-a-minute. 
  5. Add cumin seeds and pour water. Add salt to it. 
  6. Cover it and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Allow it to cool. 
  7. Once the pressure releases open it and mix rice and dal very well. 
  8. Again put it on the stove.
  9. Allow it to boil, add remaining ghee and temper with curry leaves.
  10. Serve hot piping pongal with coconut chutney. 
Pongal

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