Thursday, September 15, 2016

Khara Pongal

Cooked Rice with moong dal and light spices is known as Khara pongal. Khara means spicy. But it is not a spicy dish, it is very lightly spicy and yummy and even kids can eat it well. It is as same as khichdi. The rice is cooked along with moong dal to get a rice with flowy consistency. This is one of the well known breakfast in south India.The detail of the recipe is provided here.
Preparation time:30min
Servings: 4 cups 

Moong dal -1/2 cup
Rice - 3/4th cup
ChoppedCoriander leaves-1tspoon
Whole pepper crushed -5
Turmeric powder
Salt as per taste
Water -3 to 4 cups [As of the consistency you like for pongal]

For seasoning/Tadka:
Oil -3tspoons
Mustard -1/4tspoon
Jeera /cumin seeds -1/4tspoons
Whole Green chilli -1
Curry leaves -5


  1. Take a pressure cooker, add washed moong dal, rice. Add 1/4 tspoon of turmeric powder and   water. Let it cook for 4 to 5 whistles. Let the pressure subside.
  2. Heat the oil -add the ingredients mentioned in the seasoning. Now add the cooked moong dal and rice . Add crushed pepper and salt. Mix well and switch of the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  3. Khara pongal or moong dal pongal will be ready to serve with chutney.