Fenugreek Pongal / Methi Pongal (Write For Us Contest Entry - 94)
Pongal is the famous South Indian breakfast which is the favorite of majority of people. Pongal has a sweet version and a spice version. The...
- Raw Rice – 1 cup
- Split Moong Dal – One-fourth cup
- Ghee – 1 tablespoon
- Onion - 2 tablespoons(chopped)
- Ginger - One-fourth teaspoon(chopped)
- Cashews - 4
- Fenugreek / Methi leaves - One-fourth cup
- Cumin - One-fourth teaspoon
- Pepper Corns – 6
- Curry leaves - Few
- Red chili – 1
- Salt - As per taste
Soak the rice and dal for 30 minutes. Wash thrice with more water. In a pressure cooker, add the soaked and washed rice and dal together. Add 3 cups of water and required salt. Cook for two whistles.
Heat the ghee in a pan and add cumin and pepper. Let it fry. Add cashew, ginger, curry leaves, onions, red chili and saute till golden brown.
Add the chopped methi leaves and saute well.
Add this tempering to the cooked rice and mix well.
The delicious Methi Pongal is ready to be served.
Serve Methi Pongal with sambar and chutney.
Contributed By: Sharanya Palanisshami