11/24/08

Pongal - Recipe Marathon - Day 24

I guess this a very common one that everyone out there knows. Be it a function at home or you go out for breakfast, people always love to have this combo - Pongal, vadai and chutney. This is my favourite too , but only when its made at home only because of the vanaspathi and dalda that goes into making this pongal at restuarants. Here is my version of pongal.


Pongal:
Ingredients:
Raw Rice - 2 cups
Moonga Dal - 1 cup
Jeera and pepper - 2 spoons
Green chillies - 2 cut into slices
Ginger - small piece cut into small pieces
Salt to taste
Method:
Wash the rice and moong dal together for about two to three times. In a pressure cooker, take the rice moong dal mixture in a bowl and add 4 glass of water. In a frying pan add oil and when its hot add the jeera and pepper corns, followed by the chopped green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. You can also add cashewnuts to it. Pour this mixture into the rice moong dal mixture. Mix well and pressure cook it for three to four whistles and then remove from fire. Let it cool and serve the pongal along with vadai and chutney.


Masala Vadai:
Ingredients:
Bengal gram dal - 1 cup.
Onion - 1 cup cut into small pieces
Garlic -1 or 2 pods
Red chillies - 2 to 3
Oil for deep frying
Method:
Soak the bengal gram dal for about 2 hours. After that drain it and blend it to form a coarse paste along with Garlic pods , red chillies and salt. Remove on to a bowl and mix it with the cut onions. Make patties out of the dough and deep fry them in hot oil . This is a perfect combo with pongal or idli.


Coconut chutney:
Ingredients
Coconut - 2 cups scrapped
Red chillies - 4 to 5
Tamarind - a small bit
Salt to taste
For tempering oil , mustard seeds and curry leaves
Method:
Blend all the ingredients, except the ones for tempering in a blender to make a smooth paste and remove to a bowl. Now in a frying pan heat a little oil and allow mustard seeds to sputter in them followed by curry leaves. Pour this over the chutney and serve it along side with pongal and vadai.

Lets peep into my fellow runner's kitchen.
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2 comments:

Varun G said...

Nice post on Pongal. Looking for more on coming days regarding Pongal. Wish u a very Happy Pongal Festival. Want to exchange link with my post.
Regards,
Varun

Unknown said...

Its one of my favorites recipes. The incredients and the process of making Pongal Recipe is nice. There are lots of Pongal recipes in indianrecipes.co.in just look over it you will enjoy it.

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