Melagu (rice) Pongal Recipe

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Melagu (rice) Pongal
How to make Melagu (rice) Pongal
  • Chef: Aanchal Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Rice pongal is a popular dish of Tamil Nadu. This spicy version with rice, moong dal and peppercorns is traditionally known as Melagu Pongal.

Ingredients of Melagu (rice) Pongal

  • 1 Cup Rice (dry-roasted and washed)
  • 1/2 Split moong dal (washed0, roasted
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 5 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds (powdered), roasted
  • 1 tsp Black peppercorns (powdered), roasted
  • 2-3 Tbsp Cashew nuts (split)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Asafoetida
  • To taste Salt

How to Make Melagu (rice) Pongal

  • 1.Cook rice, daal and turmeric in the water, till soft and keep aside.
  • 2.Heat ghee and add the cumin seeds, peppercorns, cashew nuts and curry leaves.
  • 3.Saute till slightly colored.
  • 4.Add heeng, salt and the rice mixture and cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
Key Ingredients: Rice (dry-roasted and washed), Split moong dal (washed0, Turmeric, Water, Ghee, Cumin seeds (powdered), Black peppercorns (powdered), Cashew nuts (split), Curry leaves, Asafoetida, Salt