Moong dal 1 cup
Raw rice 2 cups
Ghee 2 tbsp
Oil 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Pepper corns 2 tsp
Asafoetida powder 1 pinch
Curry leaves 5 nos
Ginger very little (finely chopped)
Green chillies 3 nos (slit lengthwise)
Cashews As required

Dry roast moong dal till the raw smell goes out.
Boil 7 cups of water and add washed rice and moong dal.,green chillies and ginger.
In a heavy bottomed pan, heat ghee and roast the cashews and keep the cashews aside.
Add oil along with the remaining ghee .
Add now , cumin seeds, pepper,asafoetida powder and curry leaves.
When the rice is cooked, add salt to taste.
Finally add the seasoning and the roasted cashews and mix well.

Now the delicious pongal is ready.Serve along with sambar and coconut chutney.


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