Thursday, January 20, 2011

Special Khara Pongal

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If you have seen my earlier post you all would be knowing that this post would be about khara pongal.Khara Pongal is a speciality from karnataka which is bit different from the regular pongal in a way just that all the spices are added in the pongal so that it does not require any accompaniment to eat along with it.I mentioned the title as special khara pongal as there are few ingredients like dry coconut,coriander leaves,jeera-pepper powder which are added extra to give a khara pongal rich and special taste and makes it best suitable for the festival occasion,I have adapted this recipe partially from a cooking show.Do try out this version of khara pongal and paal payasam and I am sure that you would be happy to have such a comfortable meal combo as I did.

Ingredients:
1 cup sona masuri rice (or any regular rice)
1 cup yellow moong dal

5-6 green chillies,sliced roughly
1/2"ginger,chopped
8-10 curry leaves

3 tbsp chopped coriander

12-15 cashew nuts,chopped
1/4 cup grated dry coconut

1 tsp pepper corns,slightly crushed
1 tsp jeera-pepper powder

1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
a pinch of hing

3 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp oil


Method:
  • Slightly roast the moong dal until you get a nice aroma of it.Remove it from stove and let it cool down a bit,mix with washed rice in a pressure cooker and add 4 cups of water,a pinch of turmeric,salt and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  • In a heavy bottomed kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee and 1 tbsp oil and crackle cumin seeds,and add finely chopped ginger,cashew nuts and green chillies and fry them until they turn slightly brown.
  • Add hing,curry leaves,crushed pepper corns to it and fry again.
  • Now add grated dry coconut and fry until it turns slightly brown and a nice aroma comes from it.
  • Add this fried mixture to the cooked rice and dal mixture and mix well.Add a cup of water roughly(add more if required to get a desired consistency),salt,turmeric powder,chopped coriander and mix well.
  • Let it start bubbling then add jeera-pepper powder and mix well.At the end mix in a tbsp of ghee and remove from stove.
Serve it hot with extra ghee on top of it.As this has everything in it it does not require any side accompaniment,if you still want you can have it with coconut chutney or sambar.

32 comments:

LG said...

yumm..this is how I made Pongal everytime and my family loves it.

Reva said...

What a beautiful presentation!!! simply superb...the pongal looks so delicious...khara pongal and paal payasam...it is a lovely combo
Reva

Gayathri Kumar said...

Khara pongal makes me hungry..

Sush said...

I make it exactly the same way. Our family loves them :)

Priya said...

Delicious and very tempting pongal..inviting..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow looks so so delicious

PriyaVaasu said...

Tempting Pongal!!!

rekhas kitchen said...

Looks so delicious prathibha..

Preeti Kashyap said...

Adding of coconut is new to me...but it looks so heavenly!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Prathy

Pongal looks so inviting. The Earthen Pots look so cute and well crafted.
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Pavithra said...

Looks so delicious and my fave one too..yumm

Smitha said...

it looks just heavenly....its a perfect comfort food...I am big fan of kara pongal...yumm

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Krishnaveni said...

looks so pretty

Radhika @foodfor7stages said...

Looks inviting. I love those teracotta pots.

aipi said...

It looks delicious but am in love with your pots ..I have never been able to find these beauties here in the US :(


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Sharmi said...

very pretty presentation! I too have these cups and have used them to present dessert long back:)
very yummmm!

Jay said...

wow...beautiful clicks...
lovely presentation...
Tasty appetite

swapna said...

Tempting pongal....beautiful presentation!!

kanthi said...

Khara pongal chala bavundhi Prathibha,including pixs.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Spl khara pongal looks and sounds really nice,nice recipe!

Laavanya said...

Looks very comforting.. i always make ven pongal.. must tryw ith g. chillies and coconut..

Usha said...

Looks delicious! Loved the pictures as well...

Soumya said...

delicious pongal....very tempting clicks....

Rachu said...

Lov that pongal... loving those cute pots too..

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Santosh Bangar said...

pic make me hungry looking so delicious

Apu said...

Pongal looks amazing!!

Anonymous said...

You're too late for this year, and too early for the next!!

Now Serving said...

Totally delicious looking pongal - want the entire pot please! :) Super blog!

Prathibha said...

Hi Anonymous,
I appreciate your sense of humor.:)
We South Indians make khara pongal regularly for our breakfast,So I do not think so that one needs 2 wait for another sankranti to make this.Anyways better late than never!!!
rgds,
prathibha

Mythreyi said...

Wow, those cute earthen dishes are lovely. Pongal looks delicious.

Lakshmi Canteen @ Koppa said...

Made Khara Pongal today. It came out very good. Thanks for the recipe.Visited your site for the first time. Just loved it!!

Prathibha said...

@Lakshmi...I am glad that you liked it and thanks for letting me know..

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