Kattu Pongal


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Kattu pongal is a south indian rice and lentil based recipe. The rice is cooked with green gram along with coconut and tamarind water and then tempered with mustard seeds,chillies and curry leaves. A breakfast item, pongal can also be served as a meal with your favorite podi or chutney.

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Kattu Pongal recipe - How to make Kattu Pongal

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  1. Clean and wash the rice and dal together and keep aside.
  2. Heat the ghee in a pan, add the cloves and peppercorns and saute for 20 seconds.
  3. Add the green chillies and ginger and saute for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the cumin seeds, curry leaves and cashewnuts and saute till the cashew turns light brown in colour.
  5. Add the rice and dal mixture and saute for a minute or two.
  6. Transfer the whole contents to a pressure cooker and add 3 cups of water and mix well.
  7. Pressure cook on high flame for 3 to 4 whistles.
  8. Serve hot with more melted ghee on top.

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This recipe was contributed by ratnamadhuri on 27 Sep 2011

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