Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ven pongal in US

Pongal -- Its a divine food, in my Hubby's Dictionary

Its True...
Pongal is a south Indian dish, specially in Tamilnadu. Almost in all south Indian temples Pongal is given as Prasadam, which really tastes so divine even if it is not having much more added ingredients like Ghee, Cashew nuts etc. This is also one of the main item in the menu card in all the hotels (Chinna Petti kadai and also in the big hotels).
This Ven Pongal is my aathukkar's favourite food. He will like to eat any time and any day. Best funny thing i don't like pongal (Suthamma pidikadhunu illai, romba ishtapattu sabdamatein). Will eat if there is no other go for me. This i did in US for my hubby.
Find below the recipe for the same.

Rice -- 1 cup
Moong dal -- 1/2 cup
Black Pepper -- 2 table spoons
Cumin seed -- 2 table spoons
salt -- To taste
Ghee -- 2 table spoon
Curry leaves
Black pepper powder -- to taste
Oops, sorry missed out water, 4 times the rice and Moong dal i.e 6 cups

How I did the pongal with above ingredients
  1. Mix rice and moong dal and washed it
  2. Took the pressure pan add the rice and moongdal.
  3. Put the Black pepper, cumin seed, salt and curry leaves, add water
  4. keep for almost 6 whistle in the pan
  5. After the pressure gone, open it and see whether rice is smashed well. (if not pls keep for some more whistles.... Thank God yenakku nalla kozhangi vandhudu :-) )
  6. Then took a frying pan, heated the ghee and added the pepper powder. (Inga yenna comedy-na i will always take the pepper powder from hotel cupboard. Anga naan yeduthu yeduthu ippo powder-re illa ???)
  7. Heat it and just add to the pongal.

That's it my Yummy pongal is ready. Honestly it was not tasted bad. If you want, you can try this and also pls add Ginger in the pongal it will give more taste. Hey... if you are not in any diet you can even put cashews in it.

Reviews and comments on this pongal is invited. And if anybody really want to take the above risk pls write it to me, if possible i will send this in courier, coz i m still having it with me, Ha...ha.. ha.....

Enjoy and have fun

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