Recipe- Pongal


Rice 1 cup
Dhuli Moong yellow Daal 0.5 cup
Water 4 cups
Salt 1tsp (or according to taste)
Whole black pepper 10-15 pc
Ginger chopped 2 tsp
Green chilli chopper 2 pc 
Jeera 1 tsp
Ghee 2 tbsp
Cashew chopped 15-20 pc 


  • Wash properly rice and daal together. 
  • Take a Pressure cook and heat on high flame.
  • Add Daal, Rice, Salt and Water in the pressure cooker with one tsp of ghee (Ghee is optional here).
  • Close the lid and pressure cook (1 whistle) on high flame and then until 2 whistle on low flame.
  • Switch off the gas and let pressure cooker cool down.
  • Meanwhile take a small pan, add ghee and heat on high flame.
  • When ghee is hot add Jeera to it.
  • When jeera starts cracking add whole black pepper and fry for few seconds. 
  • Add cashew to it and fry till golden brown.
  • Now add ginger and green chillis to it and fry.
  • Add this tempering to pongal and mix well.
  • Serve hot.
To enhance taste add more ghee.
You can use curry leaves also in tempering. 

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