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About this recipe: This is a very famous South Indian recipe especially in Tamilnadu. I have learned this recipe from my neighbour Laxmi who was from a typical Tamil family. Every Saturday morning, Laxmi's mother prepared milagu pongal and it was eaten by the whole compound. Always Laxmi's mother makes this dish with a pinch of love which makes the recipe more delicious.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 glass white rice
  • 1/2 glass moong dal
  • 2 spoons pepper
  • 2 spoons jeera
  • 5 tablespoons ghee
  • cashew nuts to taste
  • A pinch ginger
  • A pinch curry leaves

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Fry rice and moong dal in an empty frying pan for 3 minutes.
  2. Add 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker and add the rice and moong dal. Pressure cook it for 5 to 6 whistles.
  3. Make a powder from pepper and jeera.
  4. Take a frying pan and add ghee. After the ghee is heated add pepper jeera powder, cashews, ginger and curry leaves.
  5. After 6 whistles open the cooker, and add the frying pan content into the cooker. Stir well and add ghee if necessary. Serve hot with chutney or sambar.

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Hi Nina this is santhosh .Can you help in making me fish biryani .Im eager to learn it from you .my id is or - 11 Dec 2010


- 01 Dec 2010


I followed you recipe to the T. You forgot about salt. And I did too but I added it in the ghee mix though, it didn't mix that well. It did turn out nice.. Thanks ! for the recipe. - 28 Feb 2014

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