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Monday, March 21, 2011

Barley Pongal


Ingredients:
1/2 cup barley
1/2 cup moongdal
3 cups milk / water + some extra
Salt to taste
1 tsp Peppercorns
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
For tadka: 2 Tbsp ghee, 1 Tbsp cashews, 1 tsp grated ginger, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp freshly pounded pepper and few curry leaves

Method:
Roast the moongdal on low flame for a couple of minutes and remove from fire. Add barley, moong dal, turmeric powder and peppercorns to a sturdy pot and also add about 3 cups of milk (or water) and keep cooking on medium flame. Keep stirring in between and add any extra water needed while the cooking progresses. Cook till the barley & dal are cooked or until the desired texture of barley is reached and add salt.
Or to quicken the process, cook the dal and barley in a pressure cooker adding the liquid as needed for about 7 -8 whistles.
Now heat ghee in a small pan and add the cashews. Toast them till they turn golden, remove them with a slotted spoon and keep aside. Then add the grated ginger to the same ghee and fry until it starts to brown. Add the remaining tadka ingredients and sauté for a few more seconds. Remove from heat, add it to the cooked pongal and mix well.
Serve with chutney and / or sambhar.


This goes to Sanjeeta's Wholesome Wholegrain Cooking - hosted by Priya this month with the theme Barley for Breakfast.

19 comments:

Akila said...

lovely dish...

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SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

So healthy Pongal !!! looks so delicious !! Excellent clicks !!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Yummo...droolworthy dish...

Priya Sreeram said...

this looks super good ! yum

Kairali sisters said...

Interesting pongal and very beautiful photographs..

Smitha said...

healthy and yummy!
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harini-jaya said...

What can I say about pongal in any form? Comforting at the least..

savitha ramesh said...

Healthy and nutricous pongal.tasty too.

Jay said...

very new to me....delicious..
Tasty appetite

Malar Gandhi said...

Healthy plus delicious dish.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Healthy pongal... looks so beautiful too...

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Priya said...

Wonderful looking healthy pongal, thanks for sending Suma..Ur clicks tempts me a lot..

Nisha said...

Wow this is so healthy

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Sounds to be a healthy plate of pongal.... Really want to give it a try.... YUM!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy pongal,luks delicious...

swapna said...

Healthy and yummy pongal...

bed frames said...

What a nice meal this is. I would be happy if I had this for lunch today! So delicious looking.

Usha said...

Very healthy variation, looks delicious!

Now Serving said...

This I am making for sure - bookmarked :)