Monday, February 12, 2007

Pongal

Asif did not come home for lunch today ..
I generally do not cook for myself ....
Enthu lights up only while cooking for him...
I sought to corn flakes... My gruelling 2 hours driving school class got me real hungry..
What is the tasty dish which can be done easily ?? Lo .. Pongal..

Ingredients :

Rice - 1 cup
Moong dal ( split yellow ) - 1/4 cup
Jeera - 1 tbs
pepper corns - 1 tbs
pepper powder - 1/2 tsp freshly ground coarse powder
ginger - 1 tsp small slices & 1/2 inch pice mashed.
shredded coconut - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Curry leaves - 2 springs
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Milk - 1 1/2 cups ( Makes the pongal very flavorful )
water - 3 cups ( U can cut down milk and use 4 1/2 cups water instead )
cashews - 10 halves
ghee - 1 tsp
oil - 2 tsp

Method:

1) Heat oil , fry 1/2 tbs peppercorns , moong dal till aromatic.
2) Stir in rice and fry for a minute.
3) Add the mashed ginger and mix well. Conrinue frying for a minute.
4) When aromatic add shredded coconut , milk , water , salt , turmeric.
5) Pressure cook for 4 whistles.
6) In another pan heat ghee, splutter mustard seeds. Add jeera , remaining peppercorns, curry leaves , hing , sliced ginger , cashews.
7) Add the pepper powder to rice and mix well.
8) Pour the cashew mixture on rice and mix well.

2 comments:

A Yunus said...

Assalaamu ALaikum Ayesha,

Neenga yenda ooru madam? Iam from Kovai...and that's obvious from my blog's title...I landed here first time, thru Nabeela's...hmm think we are sialing the same boat...aint we?

As I was posting recipe for pongal, I was checking the bloggers' world for variations and caught up with you all.

Happpy blogging and Happy married life da!

A Yunus said...

Assalaamu Alaikum..,

I am checking your blog always..keep posting..!!