Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Pongal (Pongali)

For Powder :

Ingredients :

Toor dal - 1cup

Chana dal - 1/2 cup

Dhaniya - 4 tbl spoons

Red Chillies - 15

Pepper - 3 tbl spoons

Lavang - 10

Elachi - 5

Cinnamon stick - 2

Procedure :

1.Fry them separately in pan without oil.Make them cool and grind it as powder.

For Pongal :

Ingredients :

Rice -1 cup

Toor dal - 1/4 cup

Water - 2 1/2 Glasses

Pongal Powder - 1 to 1 1/2 tbl spoon

Salt - to taste

Tarmarind Paste - lemon size (soak in water)

Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tbl spoon

Red chillies - 4

Curry Leaves - 5

Procedure :

1.Take cooker add rice, toor dal and wash it.Now add water in that and pressure cook 3 whistles.

2.Now keep that cooked rice on stove in low flame and add tarmarind paste with water,salt and pongal powder and mix it.

3.Take pan add oil and heat it.Then add mustard seeds,red chillies,curry leaves and fry it.Add this fried mustard seeds to cooked rice.

4.Serve Pongal with fried vadiyam.


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