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Brown Rice Pongal

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Pongal is a traditional and popular South Indian breakfast dish. The regular pongal is made with white rice and dal. This variation is made using brown rice and dal. A healthy and a filling dish to kickstart your busy day.

Brown Rice Pongal


  • Brown Rice – 1 cup
  • Moong Dal – 1/4 cup
  • Pepper – 1 tblsp
  • Jeera – 1 tblsp
  • Ginger – small piece, chopped
  • Cashews – few
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Ghee – 100 ml


  1. Wash and soak the brown rice and moong dal for half an hour.
  2. Peel the ginger skin and finely chop them.
  3. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
  4. Add the soaked rice, dal, salt and asafoetida powder.
  5. Add the required water and cook until soft and mushy.
  6. To a pan, heat ghee in a medium flame.
  7. Add the pepper, jeera, ginger, curry leaves and cashew nuts.
  8. Fry till the cashews turn golden brown.
  9. Transfer it to the pongal mixture.
  10. Add ghee and mix gently.
  11. Serve hot.

image via spiceindiaonline


Sunita Karthik
Sunita Karthik
Sunitha Karthik is a food lover who loves experiment with food. She worked in BPO industry for several years before deciding to settle down with family. She is a self-taught cook who has learnt to cook by experimenting with ingredients and watching various cooking shows. Mother of two kids, she still finds time to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

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