Week 3 Day 1 of BM #60 -
As per my friend, this is a popular recipe at my her mom's place. It has been many years since my friend shared this recipe and I remembered to make it just in time for Sankranti this year. I made this for the festival and it was a definite change from the regular Ven pongal.
Recipe Source - friend's mom
Rice 1 cup
Moong Dal 1/2 cup
Mixed Vegetables 2 cups (Carrot, Peas etc)
Green Chili + Ginger Paste as needed
Salt and Pepper Powder as needed
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cashews, Roasted handful
Seasoning (Ghee 2 Tbsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp, Chana Dal 2 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Asafoetida 1/8 tsp, Curry leaves few)
Method Of Preparation -
In a pressure cooker, heat a teaspoon of ghee and roast moong dal until slightly golden brown. Add the washed rice mixed vegetables, green chili + ginger paste, turmeric, cumin seeds, salt and pepper powder.
Add about 3-4 cups of water depending on the consistency preferred.
Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 hisses or about 15-20 min.
Prepare the seasoning - Heat ghee and add mustard seeds. After they pop, add chana dal, urad dal, asafoetida, curry leaves and cashews.
Transfer the seasoning onto the cooked rice-dal mixture. Mix well and serve it with an accompaniment of your choice.
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Preparation Time 30 min