Katte Pongali ~ A South Indian Breakfast

Ingredients :

Rice : 3/4 cup
Moong Dal : 1/4 cup
Black Pepper : 1/2 to 1 tsp
Chopped Ginger : 1 tsp
Green Chillies : 3 or 4
Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp
Cashews : 10
Curry Leaves : 2 stems
Ghee : 5 tsp
A pinch of hing
Salt to taste

Method :

Wash the rice and moong dal. Put the rice, moong dal and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles. Turn off the flame and wait until the pressure go off. Crush the black pepper and keep aside. Wash and chop the green chilies into small pieces and set aside. Heat ghee in a pan and add the cumin seeds, chopped ginger, chopped green chillies and fry for few seconds. Add and fry the cashews until light golden color. Now add the curry leaves, crushed pepper, hing and fry for few seconds. Remove from the flame and pour over the rice & moong dal mixture. Add the salt and mix very well. Serve hot with chutney or sambar.

Other Names : Pappu Pongal, Katte Pongali, Kattu Pongal, Ney Pongal, Ven Pongal, Pongal, Milagu Pongal, Khara Pongal, Uppu Pongal.

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