Spicy Pongal/Khara Pongal


  • Rice Grains: 3/4 glass
  • Split Mung Beans/Moong Dal: 1/4 glass
  • Cumin Powder: 1 tsp
  • Black Pepper: 3/4 tsp (crush to half)
  • Cashewnuts: 7-8
  • Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Water: 5  1/2 glass
  • Coconut: 2tbsp (grated)
  • Ghee: 1 tbsp
  • Oil: 2tbsp
 Servings: 3

  • Dry roast split mung beans till it turns light golden brown.
  • Once roasted take the split mung beans & rice grains wash them together, keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a big sturdy pot.
Note: It is better to use non-stick pot to avoid the rice from sticking to the bottom.
  • Add pepper, cumin powder, turmeric powder & cashewnuts, saut√© for 10sec.
  • Add rice & split mung beans.
  • Immediately add water.
  • Add salt & coconut.
  • Adjust seasoning, mix well.
  • Close the lid.
  • When it starts boiling, keep in low flame.
  • Occasionally stir to avoid sticking to bottom.
  • Cook till rice absorbs all water & it reaches a semi liquid state.
  • Add ghee, mix well.
  • Spicy Pongal is ready to serve hot with coconut chutney.
Note: It gets thick when cooled so don’t let water to dry out completely. I cooked in Rice cooker. Can also be pressure cooked for 3 whistles.

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Swathi said...

Spicy pongal looks delicious.

Satya said...

mmmmh looks yummy

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Uma said...

yummy khara pongal..

meghana said...

mouthwatering it looks so good.....

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

ohh...I ve wanted to try same too...yummy presentation..
Tasty appetite

Priya Suresh said...

Very comforting and fingerlicking pongal.

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy and comforting pongal.

aipi said...

Mouthwatering platter!!

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ranjitha said...

wow i love this pongal its my favourite too....

Rachana said...

Mouthwatering pongal. I love it :-)

ManPreet Kaur said...

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Santosh Bangar said...

temptiing pongal

Sarah Naveen said...

Nice recipe..looks yummy yumm!!

Subhie Arun said...

wow..yummy pongal..beautiful click as usual

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