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..
Raw rice-1 cup
moong dhall-1/4 cup
Pepper and cumin powder-2 tsp
ginger-1 inch piece
curry leaves-1 stalk
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...