Monday, March 5, 2012

Ven Pongal & Vegetable Gotsu

Ingredients for Pongal
Raw rice (Basmati Rice(or)Sona masoori Rice) -3/4cup
Split moong dhal -1/4cup
Ghee-1tablespoon
Cashew - 7 pieces
Crushed cumin & pepper corns- 2 teaspoons
Green chilly-1
Few curry leaves
Hing -1/4 teaspoon
Salt
Water-2 1/2cup
Milk-1/2 cup

Method
Wash and soak the rice n dhal for 20 minutes.
Pressure cook it with water,milk and salt for 4-5 whistles and let it cool.
Chop the g.chilly and curry leaves into fine pieces.
Heat ghee in a small pan, once its hot, add the cashews let them fry for a minute. Then add the crushed pepper corn-cumin seed,followed by hing,green chillies and curry leaves.
Mix this with the pongal and serve hot with gotsu.
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Ingredients
for Gotsu
Small brinjals-2
Small potato-1
Small piece of Ridged gourd
Tomato-2
Tiny piece of tamarind (or) 1 teaspoon tamarind paste
Onion-1
Green chilly- 1
MDH Madras curry powder- 11/2 teaspoons (optional, otherwise increase the number of green chillies.)
Cumin seed-1teaspoon
Dania-1teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/4teaspoon
Cilantro to garnish
Sugar-1/2teaspoon
Water-1/4cup or little more
Salt
Oil

Method

Chop the veggies,onion,tomato,g.chilly into big chunks.
Heat little oil in a pressure pan. Add the cumin and coriander(dania) seeds and let them splutter.
Now add the onion-g.chilly-tomato chunks and cook for a couple of minutes.

Then add the veggies with turmeric powder, curry powder,salt and sugar. Add the water, close the pressure pan and cook for 2-3 whistles.
Open the cooker after it cools down, mash the condense coarsely with masher and garnish with cilantro.
Enjoy with Pongal/Idli/Dosa.

14 comments:

  1. Awesome looking pongal. Would love to try it out soon.


    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  2. healthy gotsu!!perfect with pongal!

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  3. I love pongal a lot n lot!!With gotsu it'll taste delicious..Excellent combo :)

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  4. I love gotsu a lot. but instead of pongal, I often prepare to eat it with white rice. Simply Yumm.

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  5. Looks lovely. will try the gotsu today and let you know how it comes out..

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  6. The pongal looks very creamy and lovely. The side-dish is new to me. I have never heard of gotsu before but it reminds me of sambar.

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  7. healthy recipes, ven pongal is looking very yummy..

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  8. I must try this recipe as it seems I'm the only one who is not familiar with gotsu. :) Can you replace Madras curry powder with Surya curry powder (it's the one we usually use). I'm sure it must be good since it's eaten with pongal.

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  9. Rathai, curry powder is an optional ingredient, you can avoid it and increase the amount of green chillies. Donno the taste of Surya curry powder,hence I don't have any idea! But you can definitely try it with the curry powder n let me know. :)

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  10. Luv vegetable gotsu and pongal...cant stop drooling..

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  11. Delicious venpongal. Never tried with gotsu. Yummy.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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