Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Quick and Easy Pongal with coconut chutney!!

I dread of Saturday mornings thinking what to cook! It was one of those Saturday mornings and while I was talking to my aunt over phone back home in India she told me that she has made Pongal and coconut chutney! Didn't miss this golden opportunity to take the recipe from her and in no time Pongal was ready for our Saturday brunch :D
Rice                   - 1 Cup
Moong Dal        - 1 Cup
Peppercorns       - 1 Tbsp
Green Chillies    -  To taste
Ginger                - A small piece
Salt                     - To Taste
Curry leaves       - 4-5 
Coriander leaves - 1-2 strands
Oil                       - 2 Tsp 
Ghee                    - 1 Tsp
Mustard seeds      - 1 Tsp
Cashew nuts        - To Taste
Turmeric              -  A pinch
Water                   - 4 cups

  • Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker, once hot add mustard seeds, let it crackle then add turmeric, green chillies, peppercorns, ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves, salt and add 4 cups of water.
  • Now wash rice and moong dal nicely and pressure cook everything for 4-5 whistles. 
  • Open the cooker once it cools down. Mix everything well. Add more water if needed. 
  • In a small pan, heat ghee and fry cashew nuts till golden brown and add it to pongal.

  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or any other chutney of your choice.