Monday, January 14, 2013

Khara Pongal/Venn Pongal - Happy Pongal

Here's the recipe for the Khara Pongal that I tried from here this pongal 2013.


Ingredients :

  1. 1 cup sona masoori rice
  2. 1/2 cup moong dal
  3. 2 tsp cumin seeds
  4. 2 tsp whole pepper corns
  5. 1 inch ginger julienned
  6. 3 cups of water
  7. 2 tbsp ghee
  8. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  9. A handful of cashew nuts
  10. A sprig of curry leaves
  11. A pinch of hing
  12. Salt to taste
How I made it :
  1. Soak rice and dal together for 30 minutes. 
  2. Pressure cook rice+dal+cumin seeds+ginger+pepper corns+salt to taste on low for 15 minutes.
  3. In a pan, heat ghee.
  4. Add cumin seeds, hing, curry leaves.
  5. When cumin seeds crackle add cashew nuts and fry till light golden brown.
  6. Add dal+rice mixture and serve with sambar or chutney.
I served mine with mom-in-law's arachavittu sambar.