Dal Pongal
Dal Pongal

Dal Pongal is a very popular, healthy south indian receipe. It is traditionally prepared during Pongal festival. Usually it is served as breakfast, however you can have it in lunch, if you are looking for light lunch.

This is a very simple and healthy homemade Dal Pongal Recipe. Try it at home and impress your family.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

Dal Pongal Ingredients
Dal Pongal Ingredients

Dal Pongal Ingredients

  • Rice: 1 cup
  • Moong dal: 3/4 cup
  • Water: 4 cups
  • Pepper corns: 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts: 10-15
  • Oil: 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves: few
  • Salt: to taste.

Step by Step Cooking Method for Dal Pongal

1. Wash rice and dal and cook them together in a pressure cooker for 4 whistles.

Dal Pongal Cooking
Dal Pongal Cooking

2. For tempering, heat oil and when the oil is hot, add cashew nuts, cumin seeds, pepper corns and curry leaves.

Dal Pongal Tempering
Dal Pongal Tempering

3. Now add this tempering and salt, to the cooked rice and dal mixture and mix well.

4. Serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar.

Dal Pongal
Dal Pongal is ready to serve

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  1. very nice dal pongal…. i never know how to do pongal after is saw this..
    the next day i tried… its super… nice…

  2. This is very nice Dal Pongal recipe, I tried it last week and it turns out to be divine. Plz post more South Indian recipes.

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