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Pongal

This Indin dish is a delicious concoction of rice, moong dal, jaggery and milk. It is then tempered with cashew nuts and raisins fried in ghee. It is beleived to be a perfect remedy for sore throat.

Pongal Ingredients
  • Rice half cup
  • Moong dal one fourth of a cup
  • Jeera half to 1 tablespoon
  • Peppercorns - half to 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh powdered pepper- half to 1 tablespoon
  • A few Cashewnuts broken
  • Dessicated Coconut half a cup
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • Ghee as per taste
Method
  1. Fry the Moongdal a little till you get a light flavour.
  2. Mix the dal with the rice, add 2 -3 cups of water. The rice should cook very soft.
  3. Add turmeric powder, coconut, a few peppercorns and a 1-2 tsp of ghee to the rice and pressure cook till done.
  4. When done, take a kadai add sufficient of Ghee to it, more the ghee better it tastes, add jeera, pepper corns and cashewnuts.
  5. Add the cooked rice mixture, pepper powder, salt and mix well with the ghee and jeera/cashewnuts.



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