Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pongal: Both ways, Sweet and Savoury


Birthday Boys lunch, he had eaten some but it looked good so I took a picture!

Savoury pongal

Sweet Pongal
Savoury Pongal

Ingredients: 
  • mong dal 1/3 cup
  • rice 1 cup
  • cumin 
  • pepper
  • cut ginger
  • coriander leaves
  • curry leaves
method:
  1. lightly roast the mong dal
  2. add rice and dal to pressure cooker with 4 cups of water and let the whistle go 2 times
  3. then simmer for 5 minutes 
  4. 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.



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