Khara Pongal Recipe

Khara Pongal Recipe
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Khara Pongal is a typical South Indian dish that is had nearly everyday, since it is extremely easy and a very healthy dish. The cashew nuts sprinkled on top of the dish, make it even tastier and irresistible.
Khara Pongal Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 8.4 / 10 (17 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1 Cup rice
  • 1 Cup moong daal
  • 10 Cashewnuts
  • 3 Chopped green chillis
  • 3 Cups water
  • 2 tbsp Dry coconut flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
How to make Khara Pongal:
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a cooker.
  • Wash rice and moong dal. Leave them aside.
  • Saute cashewnuts in oil and leave aside.
  • Add cumin and mustard seeds.
  • When the seeds start crackling, add chopped green chillis and fry for few seconds.
  • Add dal and fry again for a minute.
  • Add rice and pour water.
  • Add turmeric powder, coconut and salt.
  • Put the lid and cook till third whistle.
  • Cool and add cashews, pepper powder and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Khara Pongal is ready to serve.

Reviews and Ratings:
ritti posted 09/01/2012
better to add whole pepper in small quantity.....along with powder....n add pieces of coconut....this 2 make the pongal really yummy....n surprising