Rice Pongal Recipe

Ingredients for preparing Rice Pongal

  • Raw Rice(Pachari)   -  1   cup
  • Moong Dal: Cherupayar Parippu  -   ¾  cup
  • Asafoetida  -     ¼   tsp
  • Peppercorns  -   2  tsp
  • Dry Red Chillies  -   2 nos.
  • Cumin Seeds   -  1  tsp
  • Ginger :chopped   -  1  tsp
  • Ghee  -  ¼   cup
  • Curry Leaves  -   1  stalk
  • Roasted Cashew Nuts  -  10 g

Steps for preparing Rice Pongal

  1. Wash and soak the rice and moong dal for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the water and pressure cook the rice, moong dal together with little salt and 3 ½ to 4 cups of water for 3 whistles.
  3. When cooked, open and transfer the content to the bowl.
  4. Heat 1 table spoon of ghee in a small pan and splutter cumin seeds followed by black peppercorns, dry red chilli, curry leaves and ginger. Stir fry for a few minutes.
  5. Add this to the cooked rice dal mixture along with salt, asafoetida, roasted cashew nuts and remaining ghee. Mix well and serve with best combination.
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