Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Healthy Pongal

Barley Sweet Pongal -Ingredients
Pearl Barley-1/2cup
Split Moong Dhal-1/4cup
Cardamom Powder-1/2spoon
Few Cashew Nuts & Raisins

Pressure cook barley and moong dhal with 21/4cup of water for 5 whistles.
Open the cooker once the pressure has gone and add powdered jaggery and cook on low heat till the jaggery melts and mixes well with the pongal.
Heat Ghee in a seperate pan,fry the raisins and cashews, add them with cardamom powder to the pongal.

Oats Pongal-Ingredients
Rolled Oats-1cup
Pressure cooked Split Moong dhal-little less than 1/4cup
Green chilly-2
Pepper Corns-1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds-1 teaspoon
Hing powder-1/4teaspoon
Few Curry leaves and Cashew nuts
Ghee-2 teaspoon

Fry the oats in a teaspoon of ghee on low heat for a few minutes.
Add 11/2 cup of boiled water to the oats and cook for 2 minutes,then add the mashed split moong dhal,salt and mix everything well.
Heat ghee in a small pan,make the tempering with hing-cumin seeds-pepper corns-chopped curry leaves and g.chilly-cashew. Add it to the pongal and put off the flame.

Oats pongal is ready to serve with Sambar.


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