40 mins

    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.

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    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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     -  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


    Something else. you can add lima beans or avarekayi also to this and pressue cook. This is one of my favorite dish taht we make in our home especially in the month of december when dhanurmasam starts.  -  01 Dec 2010