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October 3, 2010

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.

23 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Easy and yummy preparation...

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  2. Nice hot hot Pongal...yummy

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  3. wow yummy pongal...tasty n healthy too

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  4. Mee kattu pongali chusthunte Dhanur masam gurthuku vasthondhi hari,entha bavuntundho kadu..sambhar adi leka poyina chutney tho thineyachhu..

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  5. Mouthwatering pongal...very tempting..

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  6. I love pongal! So healthy and yumm.

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  7. Oh my god!!!!! I just simply love that picture.. It makes me drool for pongal :)

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  8. Perfect ven pongal..looks awesome.

    Thsnks for visiting my blog and happy to follow you.

    Aaha Oho

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  9. love these types of one pot meals. looks so so comforting.

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  10. A favorite, quick fix comfort meal - looks perfect.

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  11. I never really cooked pongal, this looks delish!!!!

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  12. Yummy pongal...reminds me of my chennai days.

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  13. The classic pongal is beautiful! Tempting too!

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  14. My all time favorite! Looks yumy!

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  15. i love pongal, its so simple yet very delicious..

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  16. Hi Hari,

    love this pongal for breakfast ....its so yumm with authentic sambar and chutney !! yummy yummy !!

    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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