Saturday, October 9, 2010

ఉప్పుపొంగలి: Uppu pongali- Salty Mung bean & rice pudding

Serving 2 persons


Rice----------1 cup(rice cooker cup)
Dehusked split Mung beans/Split green gram/ Pesarapappu/ Dhuli Moong dal-1/4 cup
Ginger/ allam--------1" piece
Green chilly/ Pachi mirapa kaayalu --2


Black gram dal/ Urad dal/ Minapappu-1tbs
Black pepper corns/ Miriyalu-----1tbs
Cumin seeds/Jeelakarra/ Jeera----1tsp
Mustard seeds/ Aavalu----------1tsp
Cashew nuts/ Jeedi pappu--------10 pieces


1. Light roast dal .
2. Cut green chillies length wise
3. Peel and cut ginger in to small pieces.
4. Wash rice, mix roasted dal and pressure cook them for 3 whistles.
5. When the pressure releases add salt.
6. Heat ghee in a small pan and add mustard seeds.
7. When it splutters add one after one all ingredients.
8. Finally add ginger pieces,chilly and turn off the fire.
9. Add the seasoning to the cooked pongal.
10. Mix well and serve hot.

This is a very tasty break fast item, also a special festive dish.
This is a special item made during navaratri and dhanurmasa.

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