Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SAVORY PONGAL / VEN PONGAL

Good Evening People, Today.. We will be hopping for week 5 of "Blog hop Wednesdays" . To know how is hoping with us, Please Click here.

Ahh.. I am having this writers block, have no words to type.. so empty-headed.. Does it happen to anyone..? when u want to have to write something, and get struck in a line for a really really long time.. When it happens to me , I end up not writing or I revisit again after eating something :) and the best part, it works for me !! So, now I am off to a big scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.. YAY !!


Oh ! Yup. It feels much better now. To be honest, since the weekend.. I have been looking for excuses only to get a nice scoop of ice cream. Yea yea, I know, I am so Bad ! ok, now let me stop with my rambling and get to the post.. 



I am paired with Vardhini for this weeks hop.. She has a beautiful blog, and when I say beautiful, I mean it ! The first thing about her blog that struck me is the color she is used for her blog.. Black and Orange combination mostly.. and I love this duo.. and of course, the pictures are crystal clear and with utmost creativity.. I mean the properties in the pictures together is a real treat. Do visit her space and enjoy the bliss.. :))




I enjoyed the beautiful ride of going thro' Vardhini's space... and finally settled on one dish. My ever favorite Pongal. The reason I chose to make this dish is simply because its been really long time since we had this.. and hence used the hop as an excuse to eat this carbo food for dinner.. with the perfect sambar. Now lets get to recipe, my version..


Ingredients


Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Moong Dhal - 1/2 cup
Ginger - 1 inch [finely chopped]
Green Chillies - 2 no.
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 1 stalk
Oil - 1tbsp
Salt - as needed


Preparation

  • Pressure cook basmati rice, moong dhal and finely chopped ginger with 4 cups of water.. and add sal and mash it nicely.. 
  • Heat oil and splutter cumin seeds, green chillies and curry leaves.. and pour the seasoning into the pressure cooked mixture. 
  • Serve hot with Vada and Sambar :))
Tips & Tricks

1] Adjust the water according to your desired consistency. If the mixture gets dry after adding the seasoning, add some hot water to it.. 
2] One can add any kind of seasoning u want.. cashews, raisins.. The richer the better.. :))


22 comments:

Vardhini said...

Pongal looks so comforting and divine Jabeen. Pongal and sambar is my favorite combo too.

kankana said...

I absolutely love pongal with lots of pepper .. super comforting!

Umm Mymoonah said...

This is our favourite breakfast, filling and yummy!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious pongal,luks yum...

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Rani acharyulu said...

Yummy and delicious pongal looks tempting!!

Bikramjit said...

lovely jubley delicious yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy


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vaishali sabnani said...

Jabeen this is so v simple n elegant..soothing...have never made a pongal ..but i am surely trying this now!

Jay said...

ohh...lipsmacking pongal..:)
Tasty Appetite

Alpana said...

Pongal looks divine Jabeen.....Very comforting.

Radhika said...

Lovely clicks and they are only making me very hungry dear.

aipi said...

Hearty n wholesome it looks ~ nicely presented too!
USMasala

Hyma said...

a very different seasoning to pongal from the usual pepper jeera combo...lovely color of it too!

divya said...

omg...this is absolutely delicious..:)

Neha said...

Pongal looks very nice and yummy....

Priya said...

Delicious,healthy and very comforting dish..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that pongal looks superb !!!

cooking varieties-wan maznah said...

hi jabeen, have never seen or tasted this before, decided to give this a try, your recipe is very convincing , looks delicious with the dhal in it. bookmarked with thanks
eating a scoop of vanilla ice cream is just fine.. no harm :)for sure :)

SeƱorita said...

That dish makes me so hungry!!

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Junia said...

love the simplicity of this! basmati rice is so good. i've never seen it look this creamy before!

Chaitanya said...

very delicious ... i made this today ... love this
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Quay Po Cooks said...

I have not tried pongal before. I would love to find out how it taste. I should try this recipe of yours.

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