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Navratri Special ~ Katte Pongali – Rice with Moong dal

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Katte Pongali is a traditional Andhra style rice and moong dal recipe that is often served in temples as Prasadam (Prashad). Nothing like a creamy, fragrant, warm bowl of Pongali especially during winters. There is something unique about the blending of earthy lentils with starchy creaminess of rice. Its pure comfort food.

Clarified butter aka ghee is essential for tempering and I never skimp on black pepper corns. Its super quick to bring together with few spices going into it. Here’s Katte Pongali recipe for you as Navratri special festival food. Enjoy! :)

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Katte Pongali

Katte Pongali Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 20 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

Cuisine: Andhra

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup basmati rice

1/4 cup split yellow moong dal/pesara pappu

1 tbsp ghee

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

2-3 green chilies, slit

1/2 tsp grated ginger

10-12 fresh curry leaves

1 tsp whole black pepper/miriyalu/kali mirch

pinch of asafoetida/inguva/hing

salt to taste

3 cups of water

10-12 cashewnuts lightly toasted in ghee till golden brown

1 Wash the rice and dal and keep aside.
2 Meanwhile in a heavy bottomed vessel or pot, heat ghee. Add the cumin seeds, let them splutter and turn slightly brown. Add the curry leaves, green chilies, black pepper corns, asafoetida and ginger and fry for a few seconds.
3 Add the drained rice and dal and mix with spices and fry for a few seconds.
4 Add water and salt and pressure cook till the rice and dal are cooked and soft. If cooking over stove top, bring water to a boil, reduce flame and place lid. Cook till the water is completely absorbed and the Pongal is cooked.
5 Garnish with fried cashwenuts and serve Pongali warm.

Kitchen Tips:

Any variety of rice can be used like sunnalu or sona masuri. Do not omit ginger and black pepper corns.

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Pongal Recipe

Wishing all my dear readers a Happy Dusshera!

Navratri Special ~ Katte Pongali – Rice with Moong dal Recipe

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Yield: 5
Main Ingredients: rice moong dal

Katte Pongali is a traditional Andhra style rice and moong dal recipe that is often served in temples as Prasadam (Prashad). Nothing like a creamy, fragrant, warm bowl of Pongali especially during winters. There is something unique about the blending of earthy lentils with starchy creaminess of rice. Its pure comfort food.

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By • Oct 6th, 2011 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Ayurvedic Cooking - Ayurveda Recipes, Festival Foods, Indian Festivals, Indian Rice recipes, Navratri Recipes, South Indian Recipes

  • http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com/ Krithi

    Venn pongal is hubby’s favorite…mmm.. yummm…
    Krithi’s Kitchen

  • Tina3

    For how many whistles do I have to cook the pongal?

    • Anonymous

      Three whistles.

    • Anonymous

      Three whistles.

    • Anonymous

      2 whistles will do.

  • Tina3

    For how many whistles do I have to cook the pongal?

  • Priya

    My favourite anytime,delicious..

  • Lena Rashmin Raj

    wow. snap is amaing.. im getting aroma of ghee and pongal here.. :) frst time here. snap of your ebra cake is superb :)

  • Lena Rashmin Raj

    wow. snap is amaing.. im getting aroma of ghee and pongal here.. :) frst time here. snap of your ebra cake is superb :)

  • Lena Rashmin Raj

    wow. snap is amaing.. im getting aroma of ghee and pongal here.. :) frst time here. snap of your ebra cake is superb :)

  • Lena Rashmin Raj

    wow. snap is amaing.. im getting aroma of ghee and pongal here.. :) frst time here. snap of your ebra cake is superb :)

  • Lena Rashmin Raj

    wow. snap is amaing.. im getting aroma of ghee and pongal here.. :) frst time here. snap of your ebra cake is superb :)

  • Lena Rashmin Raj

    wow. snap is amaing.. im getting aroma of ghee and pongal here.. :) frst time here. snap of your ebra cake is superb :)

  • Cdevivek

    thanks a ton sailu, your recipe nd the pics are very tempting.will try asap..pl post oats upma recipe and pl tell me if we can use “quaker oats ‘for the recipe

  • Victorialdg

    Tamil style pongal, yum!

  • http://kalyaniplatter.blogspot.com/ Kalyani

    pongal looks delicious ans so tempting pictures sailu !!!!!!!!!

  • Rita

    Tried your recipe yesterday…was a big hit!

  • Ram Grandhi

    Nenu Telugu biddane. I always thought Pongal is Tamil dish. Guess I am wrong.