Thursday, 21 February 2013

Vegetable Pongal

Today, I made Vegetable Pongal for lunch, since my kids are at home for half term holidays. Vegetable pongal is one whole meal which has the vitamins, minerals and fiber from vegetables, plus proteins and carbohydrates from dhal and rice. It is a very filling and a satisfying dish which keeps your day going with loads of energy. Here's how to make it with step by step photos and instructions.

For Pongal

Rice (uncooked)
1 ½ cup
Moong dhal
½ cup
Vegetables(carrot, beans, peas)
1 cup finely chopped
1 finely chopped
1 finely chopped
Green chillies
As needed
2 tsp

For Tempering

2 tsp
Black pepper(whole)
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
½ inch finely chopped
Cashew nuts
Curry leaves

Wash rice and dhal together, add salt and pressure cook it in cooker with 5 1/2 cups of water. Keep the pongal aside.

In a kadai heat oil, add onions and sauté until golden brown. Now add the vegetables, green chillies, pinch of salt,turmeric powder and sauté it. Sprinkle some water and cook it. Finally add the tomatoes and sauté for 3 min’s, transfer it to a plate and keep it aside.

In the same kadai heat either ghee or oil, add the ingredients mentioned for tempering starting with ginger, curry leaves followed by cashews, pepper corns and cumin seeds.

Now add the cooked pongal to the tempering. Add all the sautéed vegetables and mix them well. Switch off the stove. If you want sprinkle some water.

Now yummy hot and delicious vegetable pongal is ready to be served.

Serving suggestions: Can be served with sambar or chutney, but you know what it doesn’t need a side dish. It tastes good on its own.

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

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

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  6. 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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