Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy Pongal!!

Today is Pongal! Pongal is a South Indian harvest festival with a long history and tradition-- especially of food! Pongal festivities include making pongal, a yellow dhal rice dish popular in South India. I spilled turmeric in mine, so what is usually a pale yellow turned into kind of a nulcear yellow-- but the taste was the same.
Here is the recipe:
2 c long grain rice
1/4 c moong dhal
1/4 tsp whole black peppercorns
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric
roasted cashews
Boil the dhal and rice in about 5 cups of water with an open lid, till the rice is nice and mushy. Roast the peppercorns and cumin seeds in oil or ghee, then add turmeric. Add the spices and roasted cashews and some salt to the rice mix and youre done!

1 comment:

  1. happy happy pongal, happy happy pongal! thanks for donating some Sambar, Tad & I had a lovely Pongal dinner with it :-)