Birthday Boys lunch, he had eaten some but it looked good so I took a picture!
- mong dal 1/3 cup
- rice 1 cup
- cut ginger
- coriander leaves
- curry leaves
- lightly roast the mong dal
- add rice and dal to pressure cooker with 4 cups of water and let the whistle go 2 times
- then simmer for 5 minutes
- heat oil or ghee and add spices, curry leaves and salt then add to the pongal
This is a easy and tasty traditional South Indian dish actually eaten on Pongal (Harvest Festival in Jan, way back on one of my earliest blog posts I made this LOL)
For Sweet pongal do the same steps but in step 4 heat ghee with cashew nuts and raison's add to pongal with jaggery (raw sugar)
Murug's Mum made this and sambar for the birthday boys lunch, what a treat to have you Mum cooking for you.