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Semolina Pongal


Semolina (Sooji) – 250 gms
Moong Dal – 2 tblsp
Cashewnuts – 6
Asafoetida – a small pinch
Ginger – 1 one inch piece
Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds Powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Ghee – 100 gms
Salt as per taste

1. Dry roast semolina slightly in a low flame and keep it aside.
2. Fry and cook the moong dal.
3. Pour ghee in a pan and fry the cashewnuts.
4. Add chopped ginger, cumin seeds powder, pepper powder and asafoetida to it.
5. Fry all the ingredients.
6. Pour a cup of water in the pan.
7. When the water starts boiling, add semolina, salt and turmeric powder.
8. When the semolina is cooked, mix the boiled moong dal and stir well.
9. Pour ghee little by little.
10. Add fried cashewnuts.
11. Serve hot with coconut chutney.

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