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...
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
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.
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