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September 1, 2011

Vegetable Pongal

Ingredients :

Rice : 3/4 cup
Moong Dal : 1/4 cup
Water : 4 cups
Mixed Vegetables : 2 cups ( Carrots, Peas, Potatoes, Beans etc. )
Black Peppercorns : 1 tsp
Chopped Ginger : 1 tsp (Optional )
Green Chillies : 3 or 4
Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp
Cashews : 10
Curry Leaves : 2 sprigs
Ghee : 2 tbsp
Hing : 1/8 tsp
Salt to taste

Method :

Wash the rice and moong dal. Put the rice, moong dal, chopped vegetables and 4 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 or 4 whistles. Turn off the flame and wait until the pressure go off.Crush the peppercorns coarsely with a mortar and pestle and keep it aside. Wash and chop the green chilies into small pieces and set aside. Heat two tablespoons of ghee for seasoning. Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter. Now add and fry the chopped green chillies, chopped ginger and cashews. Then add the hing, curry leaves and freshly ground peppercorns to it and fry for a few seconds. Remove from the flame and pour over the rice mixture. Add the salt and mix very well. Serve hot with coconut chutney.

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38 comments:

  1. Thats one comfort meal dear... Looks yum

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  2. love vegetable pongal for b'fast. looks so comforting!

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  3. nice twist by adding vegetables to the pongal..

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  4. Delicious and healthy veg pongal. Also very comforting.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. Love this any time.Looks so yum.

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  6. Wow.. looks so yummy :) I just love this..

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  7. delicious looking pongal wonderfully done

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  8. adding veggies to pongal sounds interesting and quite healthy too

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  9. Happy Vinayaka Chavithi.

    Well capatured pic.

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  10. I think pongal is a very healthy dish and your one looks so delicious!

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  11. Superb Tempting Click, Like it...

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  12. A comfort food well presented. what more can one ask for?

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  13. A complete and satisfying meal..

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  14. Looks super inviting & comforting..

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  15. I've yet to try this...Very healthy and nutritious...

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  16. Yummm...Healthy & comforting....
    Prathima Rao
    Parts Corner

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  17. looks lovely and delicious..m inviting myself to your house tonight :-)

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  18. Nice twist from our normal pongal , good thinking gal..Keep rocking

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  19. Wonderful recipe dear! I wonder how can I cook it if I do not have a pressure cooker? Can I just cook it slowly in a slow cooker? Thanks dear and have a great weekend!

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  20. My favorite pongal always....looks so comfy and satisfying.

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  21. this is my comfort food, ur version looks great, simple and light food..

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  22. wow.. the pongal is so tempting..

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  24. Hi there..
    Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and leaving such wonderful and inspiring comments.Truly appreciate it.
    Your space is awesome with mouthwatering pictures and recipes.
    Keep it coming!

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  25. that's a very healthy pongal you have made. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments

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  26. Beautiful click and looks fabulous! Thanks so much for your lovely comments dear...

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  27. never tried mix veg Pongal..sounds innovative n yummy,lovely click...
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  28. i heart warm pongal just its east thro' throat and with veggies i should try!

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  29. I make Pongal often, but this is a nice version. Should try it sometime

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  30. Never thought of adding veggie to pongal thats a neat idea

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