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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Ven pongal with spicy tomato chutney


Ingredients

Raw rice                               -- 1 cup

Moong dal                           -- ½ cup

Ginger finely chopped      --  1 tsp

Hing                                      --  a pinch

Jeera                                      --  1 tsp

Green chilly                          --  2-3 finely chopped
turmeric powder                 -- 1/4 tsp

Crushed pepper                   --  1 tsp

Cashew nut pieces              --  1 or 2 tsp

Curry leaves                         --  1 spring

Ghee                                      --  2 tbsp

Method

Wash rice and moong dal together and keep aside.

In a pressure cooker add ghee when it heats add jeera, pinch of hing, turmeric powder,  chopped ginger, curry leaves, green chillies and cashew nuts fry for a minute. 

Then add washed rice and dal together.  Add 3½ to 4 cups of water, add salt to taste and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.  Let it cool for some time. Pongal is ready.

Spicy tomato chutney is very good combination to ven pongal.

 

Spicy Tomato chutney

Ingredients

1 big onion chopped

2 medium sized tomatoes chopped

3 garlic flakes

1 inch ginger finely chopped

1 tsp of coriander powder

3-4 red chillies

2 tsp chopped coriander leaves

1 tsp oil

Method

Heat the oil in a pan add all the ingredients fry till colour changes.  Let it cool for some time grind it to smooth paste adding little salt and water.  Serve with pongal.

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