Thursday, 17 January 2013

Khara pongal/Huggianna/khichidi



Ingredients:
Rice-1cup
Moongdal/Hesarubele-1/2cup
Salt to taste
Ginger,finely chopped-1tsp
Green chillies-3,slited
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Peppercorns-1tsp
Cinnamon stick-1"piece
Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
Methi/Fenugreek seeds-6
Hing/Asafoetida-pinch
Turmeric-1/4tsp
Curryleaves-2sprigs
Roasted Cumin powder-1/2tsp
Crushed pepper powder-1/2tsp
Dry red chilli-1
Copra/desiccated coconut-1tbsp
Ghee-1tbsp
Oil-1tbsp
Fresh Coriander-1tbsp

Method:
1.Wash and soak moongdal and rice for 15minutes.
2. Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker,add mustard, cumin,cinnamon stick,peppercorns,hing and methi 
seeds.When the began to splutter add dry red chilli,green chilli,ginger,curry leaves and turmeric,saute for 
2minutes then add soaked rice and dal mix well with spices add 4-cups of water and salt to taste.
3.Now add copra,coriander,roasted cumin powder and pepper powder,close the cooker lid and allow for
2-3whistles.Khara pongal is ready to serve.
4.Serve hot with coconut chutney and Sweet pongal.
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