Pongal is comfort food and so easy to make who does not like it. I never liked it but now I love it, I do prefer the sweet pongal but this one is a regular now. You can have this with a spicy onion subzi or raita. We had it with some onion, cucumber raita.

1/3 cups split moong dal
3/4 cup rice
1/4 cup grated coconut (Fresh or frozen)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp black pepper
5 curry leaves
2 green chilies
1 tsp oil
Salt to taste


    Mix the dal and rice together. Soak in water for 1/2 hour to 1 hour.
  1. Heat oil in pressure cooker, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  2. Add curry leaves, black pepper, green chilies. Cook for a minute.
  3. Drain the dal and rice and add it. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add about 6 cups of water, coconut and salt.
  5. Wait for 2 whistles. Release the pressure naturally.
  6. Serve with raita.

Off this goes to Srivalli's Rice Mela.

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Check out what other members cooked today.

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Unknown said...

Pongal looks perfect. my hubby's fav he likes with coconut chutney and medu vada.

Unknown said...

looks nice.. my hubby's fav. adding coconut is new 2 me...will try it soon..

Bhawana said...

wow looking sooo delicious with onion raita... U tempeted me again, will make for evevning dinner :).

lakshmi said...

i love love love pongal - its the simplest most heavenly breakfast one can make

ranji said...

whenevr i need a quick and easy 1 pot meal,i always rely on pongal...a tasty and hearty meal....but i add the tadka in the end rather than cooking it all together!!!:)

Srivalli said...

thats a nice one medhaa..your cashew paneer looks very inviting!

Priya Suresh said...

One of my fav...looks lovely medha..

CurryLeaf said...

Lovely.The combo of rice and dal is very healthy

Unknown said...

Pongals are comforting indeed. Love to eat it any time.

Divya said...

Pongal looks good and my favourite dish...with Vadai as its combination,...hehehe

raaji said...

medha this one is so simple dear...i love rice with dals a lot

kamala said...

We dont add coconut to this..just perfect MEdha

kamala said...

We dont add coconut to this..just perfect MEdha

Kalai said...

I adore pongal at any time. I normally season it at the end. Have never tried coconut in it before. Looks great!! :)

Uma said...

Adding coconut in pongal is a new twist. must have tasted delicious.

Unknown said...

that looks so delicious Medhaa:) I love pongal too:)

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.

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