Khara Pongal (Spiced Lentil And Rice)
Khara Pongal (Spiced Lentil And Rice) is also known by the name ‘Ven Pongal’.  This pongal is a nutritious and sumptuous south Indian breakfast made up of rice and lentil.  Khara Pongal (Spiced Lentil And Rice) is mildly spiced with pepper and cumin.  
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Roast the moong dal. Allow it to cool.
  2. Wash the rice and put this in a vessel, add the roasted dal to this. Add enough water to this.
  3. Add salt and the crushed pepper and cumin to the rice and dal.
  4. Cook it in a pressure cooker or in a pot.
  5. When the pressure in the cooker has come down, release the weight and remove the rice. Slightly mash it when hot itself. Keep aside. Check the taste and add salt if needed.
  6. In a small kadai, add the ghee, when the ghee is melted and hot, add the cashewnuts broken into smaller pieces, saute until it turns brown, remove and keep aside.
  7. In the same kadai (add more ghee if needed) add the cumin seeds and whole pepper and saute, finally add the curry leaves and pour it all over the rice-dal pongal.
  8. Next add the fried cashewnuts and give it a good mix.
  9. Serve hot with sambar and coconut chutney or serve it with brinjal gotsu.
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