Pongal with Tomato Chutney Recipe

 About Pongal with Tomato Chutney Recipe
Pongalis a popular rice dish in Tamil Nadu and other South Indian states. Pongal is unique to Tamil cuisine, pong means ” boil over” or “spill over”.

Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
 There are two varieties of pongal, namely, sakarai pongal (sweet pongal) and ven pongal (spicy pongal). The unqualified word pongal usually refers to spicy pongal, and is a common breakfast food in several parts of India. The rice boiled with milk and jaggery during the Pongal festival is also called pongal – this is sweet pongal made specially in earthenware pots with a wood fire.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Pongal for me is the most delicious form of Khichdi with lots of peppers, cashwenuts and ghee.I love it with spicy tomato chutney. Spicy Tomato Chutney compliments the mild flavor of pongal.
ngal with Tomato Chutney Recipe

Ingredients
2 cup white rice                                                        IMG_0848
1 cup yellow moong dal(split moong dal)
2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
1/2 teaspoon asafetida
2 teaspoon whole pepper corns
2 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 teaspoon black pepper powder
4-5 curry chopped leaves)
4 tablespoons halved cashew nuts
4 tablespoons ghee
4 tablespoons oil
Salt to taste



Method
In a pan,roast the moong dal for 10 minutes. Don’t over roast it.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Wash rice.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Mix rice with moong dal.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Transfer it to pressure cooker.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Add 8 cups of water and salt.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Let it cook for 4 whistles.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
In another pan, heat oil and add pepper corns. Fry it for 2 minutes.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Now add cumin seeds, asafetida, chopped ginger, pepper powder and curry leaves.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Mix everything well. Let it fry for 2 mints. Remove from heat and keep it aside.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
In another pan heat ghee.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Add cashewnuts. Fry till they become brown in color. Keep them aside.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Once moong dal and rice is cooked, add the roasted spices and ghee.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Finally add cashewnuts.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Mix everything and add more ghee for that extra taste and serve hot with any chutney of your choice.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal

Tomato Chutney Recipe
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal

Ingredients
1 big onion chopped
1 tomato  chopped
2 garlic pods
1/2 inch ginger finely chopped
2 spoons of coriander powder
3 dry chilly
2 spoons oil
1 spoon mustard
salt as per taste
Method
Add oil to the pan.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Once it heats add all the above items except salt and fry till the colour changes
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Cool it to room temperature and grind it smooth paste adding little water and salt.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal

 

Now the chutney is ready.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Serve it with Pongal.
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
Pongal with tomato chutney recipe/how to make pongal
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