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Pongal – Rice poridge

Pongal - Rice poridge

Pongal – Rice porridge is a delicious rice preparation, a wonderful breakfast dish or meal.

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  • Rice (1 cup)
  • Green gram daal/Moong dal (1/4 cup)
  • Dried red chilly (1)
  • Curry leaves (few)
  • Black peppercorn (1 tsp)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil (1 tbsp)


  1. Soak rice & green gram dal/moong dal in water for 1/2 hour.
  2. Heat water in a pot, add the soaked rice and lentil, salt, black peppercorn(1/2 tsp) and bring it to boil.
  3. Allow the rice and lentil to cook.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add peppercorn, dried red chilly, curry leaves.
  5. Add the cooked rice and lentils over it and mix well.

Pongal is now ready to be served hot.