July 14, 2017 Melagu rice Pongal Recipe

Melagu rice Pongal Recipe | TamilNadu Cuisine | Pongal Recipe

Melagu rice Pongal Recipe is a very authentic dish of TamilNadu. It is prepared on every occasion. Very simple but very healthy and tasty.



  • Rice-dry-roasted and washed – 1 cup
  • Split moong daal-roasted and washed – 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
  • Water – 5 cups
  • Ghee – 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds roasted and powdered – 1 tsp
  • Black peppercorns-roasted and powdered – 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts-split – 2-3 Tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 5-6
  • Asafoetida(Hing) – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Melagu Rice Pongal Recipe Procedure:

  1. In a cooker cook rice, daal and turmeric with water, it should get soft. Keep it aside.
  2. In a small pan heat ghee and add the cumin seeds, peppercorns, cashew nuts and curry leaves.
  3. Saute this till slightly colored.
  4. Add asafoetida (Hing), salt to the rice mixture and cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Now add the sauted ingredients and turn off the flames.
  6. Serve hot with coconut chutney or daal gravy and vada.

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