Thursday 21 February 2013

Vegetable Pongal Recipe/Vegetable Kaara Pongal Recipe/Kaaikari Pongal/Pongal with vegetables/How to make Vegetable Kaara Pongal with step by step photos and Video

Vegetable Pongal is a healthy breakfast or lunch recipe that can be served with sambar or chutney or can be even served without any side dish. Vegetable Pongal is one whole meal, which is loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber from vegetables, plus proteins and carbohydrates from rice and dal. It is a very filling and satisfying dish which keeps our day going. This is yet another way to include vegetables in our diet and lead a healthy life. Do try out this Vegetable Kaara Pongal and post your comments. Please like, share and subscribe to Priya’s Virundhu Channel for more delectable and healthy recipes. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Breakfast recipe here and other Video Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Vegetable Kaara Pongal with step by step photos and video…
Paccha Arisi/Raw Rice
1 ½ cup
Moong Dal/Paasi Paruppu
½ cup
1 big finely chopped
Green Chillies/Pacchai Milagai
3 finely chopped
Vegetables[Carrot, Beans, Peas]
2 cups
Turmeric Powder
¼ tsp
As needed
2 tsp

For Tempering
3 tbsp
1 inch finely chopped
Black Pepper/Milagu
1 tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
1 tsp
Cashew nuts
¼ tsp
Curry Leaves/Karuvepillai
Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes                Recipe Category: Breakfast/Brunch
Cooking Time: 25 minutes                             Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India
Author: Priya Anandakumar

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Chop all the vegetables and keep them ready.

Add moong dal and rice to the pressure cooker, add enough water and wash 2-3 times and drain the water.

Now add required salt, 5 cups of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Meanwhile, heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan. Add onions, green chillies, little salt to the pan.

Saute the onions well until they turn translucent.

Add green beans, carrots, peas to the pan and saute well for about 4-5 minutes.

Add little salt, turmeric powder and mix everything really well.

Add ¼ cup of water, mix well, cover and cook until well done. If needed add more water and cook the vegetables and then switch off the stove.

In another pan, heat 3 tbsp of ghee.

Add finely chopped ginger and saute for 20 seconds.

Add curry leaves/karuvepillai and fry for another 20 seconds or until they crispy.

Add cashew nuts and fry until they turn golden brown.

Add black pepper corns, cumin seeds, asafoetida/perungayam and fry for 20 seconds and then switch off the stove.

Open the pressure cooker lid, mix well. Add 1 cup of water and mix really well, add more water if needed.

Add sautéed vegetables and tempering to the cooked rice.

Mix everything really well. Delicious, healthy and super tempting Vegetable Kaara Pongal is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot with sambar or chutney of your choice.

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  1. never added vegetables in pongal.. very healthy..

  2. Thankyou very much... I will be more than happy to join the petitchef family.

  3. Wat a healthy food, thanks for sending to CWS.

  4. Thank you Priya for hopping in to my blog...

  5. Addition of vegetables to pongal makes it very healthy and nutritious. Thanks for linking Priya. Looking for more recipes

    ongoing event : healthy breakfast


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