Skip to main content New this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Khara Pongal

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"Pongal is a classic pooja dish in south India. You can think of it as south Indian khichdi. When I was a child, I always waited for Temple prasadam and when it was pongal, I was delighted."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

50 m servings 419 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

{{model.addEditText}} Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker. Fry the cashews in the hot oil until golden brown; remove from oil and set aside. Cook the red chile peppers, cumin seed, mustard seed, peppercorns, and asafoetida in the hot oil for 2 minutes. Stir the lentils into the mixture and cook another 2 minutes. Add the rice, 1/2 cup coconut, green chile peppers, turmeric, salt, and water; stir.
  2. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and bring to 15 pounds of pressure; cook about 35 minutes. Relieve the pressure from the cooker; stir the cashews and ghee into the mixture. Garnish with the cilantro and 1/4 cup shredded coconut to serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 419 calories; 18.2 g fat; 52.9 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 11 mg cholesterol; 57 mg sodium. Full nutrition

Similar recipes

Reviews

Read all reviews 3
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

very good tasty recipe.I make this dish very often as a single meal dish served with roasted papad and curd. Chhaya[cstopre]

it is very good and healthy.

This was really good. Even my lentil-phobic family members gave this recipe a thumbs up, which surprised me. The balance of simple but bold flavors works. I've never eaten the dish anywhere el...