Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A COMFORTING BREAK FAST (GHEE PONGAL)

This is one among the famous and soothing tiffin in South India, especially in morning times. Idli and pongal we can feed the children easily and will be filling too. My boy would be finished this in few mts with curd and chutney. My hubby craving for this with Sambar and chutney.I too love the pongal with Gothsu. Sambar and chutney also accompanies well with it. But with Gothsu hm.. cant beat with any other one. Here lets go for the recipe...

INGREDIENTS

Raw Rice 1 cup
Moong dhal/pasi parrupu ¼ cup
Ginger 1 inch
Pepper 1 tsp
Jeera/cumin 1 tsp
Hing a pinch
Salt to taste
Ghee and oil 1 cup (in equal propotion)
Cashews and curry leaves for garnishing

METHOD

Combine and wash both the rice and dhal together. And pressure cook it.

Peal the outer skin of ginger and grind it for few seconds along with pepper and jeera/cumin to a coarse powder.

U can also use the jeera, pepper and shredded ginger without grinding to the pongal.

Since pepper, jeera, curry leaves and ginger are very good for health I used to add them in coarse powder form every time. Once u ground it to coarse powder it will be mixed nicely with pongal and children cannot pick and throw them.

In a pan pour the cup of oil and ghee, add the ground mixture. Saute well and add salt, turmeric and hing. (My kids love yellow color in pongal so I have added the turmeric here)

Then add the cooked rice, combine well.

Finally garnish with cashews.

Sending this Pongal to

1. FIC Yellow by Sunshinemom
2. Just for you by Alka.
3. Srivalli's MLLA, an event started by Susan
4. Sudeshna's Harvest -the festival of rice Event.

26 comments:

sriharivatsan said...

Hmm...Pongal looks inviting..Super...

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely pongal.

Priya said...

Pongal with ghee yumm yumm....just drooling over them..

sowmya said...

yes ..its indeed comforting to have the hot steaming pongal and gotsu..looks yummy..

Jaishree said...

Pongal with ghee, chutney & ambhar.. hmm drooling hema..looks lovely, yum dear:)

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thank u srihari, shama,priya, sowmya and jaishree for yr yummy words here....

Dershana said...

hot pongal with chutney is my comfort food too :-)

Happy cook said...

Ineed a real comforting breakfast.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Indeed its a comforting breakfast,I sometimes do in a lazy saturday!
Looks Cool Hema!

Asha said...

I am drooling, give me savory Pongal any time! :))

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

yummy pongal

Gita's Kitchen said...

I too love pongal, my fav combo is pongal sambar, white chutney and vada...kothsu does seem to be an intresting combination..can you please post the recipe of kothsu soon Hema :)

Trupti said...

pongal looks very delicous

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thank u friends....

Sure GK, i ll post the recipe of Gosthu.. its a long pending for me... its in my draft actually.. will post it soon.

anudivya said...

Wow, one cup of ghee and oil must make it quite rich and yummy! I would love to have sometime.

Nithya Praveen said...

Pongal looks super Hema....delicious!

Varsha Vipins said...

Thats indeed so comforting Akka..:)

Cham said...

That is a breezy breakfast, love it

AnuSriram said...

Pongal looks delicious... Nice presentation!

meeso said...

Yummy breakfast, indeed!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

supera irku paakave... sapadnum pola iruku :)

Viki Xavier. said...

Pongal looks yummy. ...I m drooling .

Vij said...

Trail back girl I have somethin for you in my blog!

yummy pongal hema!

Usha said...

Pongal looks yum :-)

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the lovely entries...

Rajee said...

Very nice dish for having breakfast or dinner. Lovely and rich pongal by adding 1/2 cup of ghee and oil.