Pongal & vada

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This is one of the typical tamilians breakfast.Every restaurant in TamilNadu will default have this item listed for the breakfast.In our home this is the typical Saturday brunch.While writing this I got one of my childhood memories..When I was very small kid probably in 2nd grade..I used to go to the small Ganapath temple around the corner of our street..The priest used to serve the sweet pongal in some specific days..Which is piping hot you cannot get it in hands..There is a banyan tree near to the temple..Some of my friends used to climb on the tree pluck lot of leaves..With the help of the leaves I used to get the pongal and enjoy it like anything..I never ever get a chance to taste the same kind of pongal in my life time..
I made the chutney,sambar,vada in a usual manner..Added lot of kicks to the pongal..So I am going to present the recepie for pongal..

You need

Raw rice-1 cup
moong dhall-1/4 cup
milk-1 cup
water-2+1/2 cup
Pepper and cumin powder-2 tsp
salt

For tempering

peppercorns-1 tbsp
cumin- 1tbsp
green chillie-3-4
ginger-1 inch piece
curry leaves-1 stalk
butter-2tbsp

For garnishing
cashews-2 tbsp
butter-1 tbsp

Method

In a pressure cooker add the rice,dhal,water,milk,salt,Pepper&cumin pwdr.Cook it for 3 whistles.

In a kadai add butter and add the items for tempering.When it started splutering add it to the cooked rice and dhal mixture.(If you want your pongal to be lil bit watery add some milk at this stage and cook it for few mnts)

Top it with some cashews serve it hot with vada,chutney and sambar...

Enjoy!!

32 comments:

  1. Pongal looks yummy :) I love Tamilian dishes..had enjoyed having a lot when I was at Chennai. Waiting for more :)

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  2. Thanks pooja thats was really fast..

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  3. Ummmm ummm ummm yum looks delicious and mouthwatering. Super click!!

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  4. Adding milk to Pongal ..sounds new.

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  5. looks yummy n delicious..nice clicks!!

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  6. I just love venpongal! Vadas look yummy too!

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  7. Pongal vada and sambar is an unbeatable combo in Tamil cuisine! Looks wonderful Priya!

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  8. Wish i could grab that plate, looks so inviting and delcious.

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  9. Wow Pongal looks great and I am so tempted (I am not a pongal fan) but I feel like having it... Crispy vadas and the sambhar and chutney are perfect combo...

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  10. Thanks Sangeetha..

    Thanks Sailaja..Adding milk is the madurai style..It will give nice creamy taste..

    Thanks Lavanya,Divya,Priya,Happy cook,Ramya..

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  11. I love medu wadas and pongal looks delicious :)
    thanks for visiting my blog, you have lovely blog :)

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  12. Pongal looks great! My hubby loves this combo! Very attractive pics makes tempting!:D

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  13. pongal looks yummy and infact i love the combo of pongal vada and sambar combo...

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  14. Pongeeee! the pic looks great! I like the top picture with that traditional ammi kallu! very cute blog

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  15. yum! looks delicious with that extra spoon of ghee on top!

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  16. Adding milk is new to me. Vada with pongal, an amazing combo.

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  17. Wow thats looking great , all at a time . Full comfort food at all times, sambar chutney pongal vadai omg all at a time , my tummy is making sounds

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  18. munchcrunchandsuchApril 29, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    ayyo..pongal saapdarthukku romba yeanga vechuteenga. looks yum.Madurai samayal is something I havent really xplored. le me dig into ur archives.Btw, I just started my food blog.

    www.munchcrunchandsuch@wordpress.com
    pls take a look and give ur feedback

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  19. munchcrunchandsuchApril 29, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    sorry, was not sure if i gave the right link

    www.munchcrunchandsuch@wordpress.com

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  20. Thanks Everybody...I really enjoyed reading your comments..

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  21. What a yummy platter! You have a nice collection of recipes :)

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  22. Now that's a perfect b'fast....the platter looks so yum Meena

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  23. Platter looks yum and inviting Priya....one of my fav. breakfast combo....love the addition of milk...sounds great.

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  24. awesome.......gorgeous platter n gr8 colors!

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  25. Delicious Platter....First time here..Nice recipes..

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  26. Pongal recipe seems very rich and yummy. Nice click. yes, we can't make sweet pongal like the kovil prasadam. nice write up too.

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  27. wonderful images and text measurement. Congratulations! See you soon!

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  28. My fav breakfast, I usually order only pongal vadai in restau, just fill till lunch! U ve a nice place :)

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  29. wow! that pongal and vada's r very inviting Thanks da ..can i have that vada plzzzzzzz?

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  30. gorgeous looking pongal and vada...yummy platter.

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  31. Wow! priya wish I could come and have a plate of this tempting pongal and vada :) nice click, good job!
    TC

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  32. wow thats a great combo!, looks perfect!, beautiful blog :)

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