I prepared this for sankranthi. I know i am late in posting this, nowadays my baby’s schedule is changing so i am getting less time on computer. Here goes the recipe for pongal:
1/2 cup split green gram/moong dal
salt to taste
1 tsp whole peppercorns
1 tsp cumin seeds and mustard seeds
1″ inch ginger, peeled and sliced thinly
pinch of asafoetida
few sprigs of curry leaves
2 sprigs of green onion chopped and 2 tbsp onion chopped, 3 green chillies slit length wise
1.Wash and clean rice and lentil well until the water runs clear.
2. Mix them both and add salt and 6 cups of water. Place them in a pressure cooker and cook for 1 whistle.
3.Meanwhile in a little ghee, add cumin seeds, green onion and onion, chillies and ginger. Then add peppercorns. In the very end, add curry leaves and asafoetida.
4. Add the tempered mixture and mix well. Serve hot.