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November 12, 2019

Broken Rice Upma – Arisi Noi Upma Recipe

BROKEN RICE UPMA
I make this noi arisi upma / broken rice upma at least twice in a month but I haven’t recorded this recipe in my blog. Broken rice upma is a very simple and easy to make, one pot upma recipe. Whenever I run short of time or back from travel, I make this upma instantly in a pressure cooker. Food gets ready under 15 minutes. Its ideal for bachelors & working women to make a quick breakfast / dinner. Idli Sambar or coconut chutney / thengai thogayal is the ideal side dish for this arisi noi upma. In Bangalore and Tamil nadu, I have seen this broken rice in most of the stores. In Karnataka, people call it as akki nuchu in Kannada. It is known as virigina biyyam in Telugu and tuta hua chawal in Hindi. To make this broken rice upma more healthy, you can add chopped vegetables like carrot, potato and green peas, use broken brown rice or millets. You can also add a handful of roasted moong dal to make it more flavorful. Friends, do try this easy, yummy broken rice upma and share your feedback with me.

If you are interested, do check out my Instant rice upma with toor dal in a pressure cooker which is a fasting recipe / vrat recipe. 

ARISI NOI UPMA



Broken rice upma / Arisi noi upma


Broken rice upma / Arisi noi upma

Broken rice upma / Arisi noi upma in a pressure cooker



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast / dinner
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Broken rice / Arisi noi - 1 cup
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli - 1
  • Green chilli - 2 (slit)
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece (chopped finely)
  • Asafetida / Hing - 2 pinches
  • Water - 2.5 cups ( add 2.5 to 3 cups based on rice)
HOW TO MAKE BROKEN RICE UPMA
  1. Wash the broken rice and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Splutter mustard, urad dal, chana dal.
  3. Saute green chilli, ginger, curry leaves. Add hing, required water and salt.
  4. When the water comes to roll boil, add washed rice. Mix well.
  5. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Open the cooker lid after steam is released.
  6. Fluff gently and serve hot with idli sambar or coconut rice.
BROKEN RICE UPMA / ARISI NOI UPMA - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash the broken rice, drain the water and set aside. Chop ginger, slit green chilli.

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal. When the dal turns golden brown add slit green chilli, ginger pieces and curry leaves.
  • BROKEN RICE UPMA
  • Saute for a minute. Now add the required salt and water. When the water comes to roll boil, add the washed rice. Mix well and close the cooker. Keep the flame high till steam comes off from the nozzle. 
  • BROKEN RICE UPMA RECIPE

  • As soon as the steam comes off, lower the flame completely. Put the weight valve and pressure cook in very low flame for one whistle. It takes 10 to 12 minutes based on the size of cooker.
  • BROKEN RICE UPMA
  • Switch off the flame after one whistle. Let it rest till steam releases. Open the cooker lid and fluff the rice gently. Serve hot with idli sambar or coconut chutney or spicy coconut thogayal.  Tastes yummy ! Enjoy !

Note

  • Water quantity for rice varies from 2.25 to 3 cups based on the rice. Broken rice made from raw rice takes less water (around 2.5 cups ) whereas broken rice made from boiled rice takes more water (around 3 cups).
  • Add more chilli based on your taste.
  • You can use finely chopped carrot, beans, potato and green peas to make it more colorful and healthy.

Try this easy, one pot noi upma recipe and share your feedback with me.
BROKEN RICE UPMA RECIPE
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October 21, 2019

Rasam Using Store Bought Rasam Powder

Usually I make rasam using homemade rasam powder or with freshly ground instant rasam podi. But recently I got a pack of rasam powder from I-Flo brand for my review. For the first time, I tried making rasam using this store bought rasam powder. I followed the recipe given in the back of pack but made some modifications by adding crushed garlic cloves and tempering in ghee. It came out so well. I never expected it to be so flavorful and tasty just like the ones made using homemade rasam powder. In my family, Raksha gives the best feedback about rasam varieties. She loved it a lot and told me to make it again. I guess many of you especially bachelors and working women use store bought rasam powder at home to ease the job during busy morning hours. I hope this method of making with store bought rasam powder helps you make tasty and perfect rasam.


Rasam using store bought rasam powder


Rasam using store bought rasam powder

Rasam using store bought rasam powder



Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Rasam Recipes
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Ripe tomato - 1
  • Tamarind - Small gooseberry size (Take 1 cup extract)
  • Rasam powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic cloves - 5 cloves (crushed with skin)
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Sugar – 1/4 tsp
  • Ghee – 2 tsp ( to drizzle )
To Temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1 no
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Hing / Asafetida – a pinch
HOW TO MAKE RASAM WITH STORE BOUGHT RASAM POWDER
  1. Wash and chop tomato. Soak tamarind and take the extract in 1 cup of water.
  2. In a kadai or bowl, temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilli.
  3. Saute till tomato turns mushy. Add rasam powder and saute quickly.
  4. Add tamarind extract, turmeric powder, salt, sugar and hing.
  5. Boil in medium flame till raw smell emanates.
  6. Add crushed garlic and add 1/2 cup water.
  7. Boil till frothy and switch off the flame.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and 2 tsp of ghee. 
  9. Cover and rest for 30 minutes for best taste.
  10. Serve with plain rice and potato curry - the best side dish for rasam !
RASAM USING STORE BOUGHT RASAM POWDER - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • In a bowl or kadai, heat cooking oil. Splutter ingredients given under “to temper”.

  • Add chopped tomato and saute till mushy. Add rasam powder and saute for a minute. 
  • Add 1 cup of tamarind extract, salt, turmeric powder and sugar.

  • Boil till raw smell of tamarind emanates and nice smell wafts through. 
  • Add 1/2 cup more water and crushed garlic cloves. Boil in medium flame till frothy.

  • Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

  • Transfer to a bowl, add 2 tsp of ghee. Cover with a lid. 

  • Serve after 30 minutes for best taste. Serve with plain rice and enjoy !

Note

  • Addition of garlic cloves is optional. But it adds a nice flavor to the rasam.
  • You can also temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds and red chilli in ghee at the end.
Do try this easy, yummy rasam recipe using store bought rasam powder and enjoy !



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September 21, 2019

Eggless Wheat Flour Pancake Mix Recipe – Homemade Pancake Mix Without Eggs

Eggless pancake mix
Eggless wheat flour pancake is one of our favorite weekend breakfast recipes. We love to have it with chocolate syrup and honey. I have heard my sister and friends in abroad telling me about store bought pancake mix. I got tempted to try eggless homemade pancake mix and prepared it. It came out so well, soft and fluffy. Raksha and Sendhil loved it. Usually all purpose flour / Maida is used in store bought pancake mix. But I am happy that I tried it with some healthy alternative, whole wheat flour instead of Maida. I used Choco chips in my pancake batter. You can add blueberries, mashed banana for healthy variations. Friends, do try this easy pancake mix at home and make the pancakes instantly.

Eggless pancake mix with wheat flour


Eggless, homemade pancake mix recipe


Eggless, homemade pancake mix recipe

Eggless, homemade pancake mix recipe with whole wheat flour / atta.



Cuisine: International
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 3 cups
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
For homemade pancake mix ( 1 cup = 250ml)
  • Wheat flour/Atta - 3 cups ( I used Aashirvaad brand)
  • Baking powder - 3 tsp / 1 tbsp ( use fresh powders for best result)
  • Cinnamon powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Salt - a big pinch
  • Sugar – 3 tsp/ 1 tbsp
To make pancake
  • Pancake mix - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 tbsp.
  • Milk - 1 cup ( boiled, at room temp)
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp ( use odorless oil, I used refined oil)
  • Melted Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Choco chips – 1 tbsp
  • Wheat flour – 1/2 tsp ( mix with Choco chips to avoid sinking)
HOW TO MAKE EGGLESS PANCAKE MIX
  1. In a wide bowl mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and sugar.
  2. Store in a box. Homemade pancake mix is ready.
  3. To make eggless pancakes, take 1 cup of pancake mix in a bowl.
  4. Add milk, water, butter,vanilla essence and cooking oil.
  5. Mix without lumps. To this batter, add 1 tbsp of choco chips mixed with wheat flour. Heat a tawa and grease with butter.
  6. Pour a small ladleful of pancake batter. It should be thick and round.
  7. Cook in medium flame. Flip and cook the other side too.
  8. Remove and serve with honey / maple syrup.
HOW TO MAKE PANCAKE MIX AND EGGLESS PANCAKE AT HOME - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • To make homemade pancake mix, take wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder, salt and sugar. Mix well. Store in an air tight box. Homemade pancake mix is ready.
  • Eggless pancake mix
  • To make eggless pancakes with the mix, take 1 cup of pancake mix in a bowl. Add the mentioned quantity of melted butter, vegetable oil, vanilla essence, boiled milk at room temperature and water. 
  • Eggless pancake mix
  • Mix well to make lumps free batter. In a small bowl, take choco chips and add 1/2 tsp wheat flour. Mix well and add to pancake batter. This step helps to avoid choco chips sinking in the batter.  Batter should be thick but flowing.
  • Eggless pancake mix Eggless pancake mix
  • Heat a pan / tawa. Grease with butter. Pour a small ladleful of batter. Do not spread it. Make it thick and small.

  • Cook in medium flame till it bubbles on top. Flip the other side and cook till golden.
  • Eggless pancake mix
  • Remove in a plate. Make the other pancakes and stack them.  Drizzle chocolate syrup or honey or maple syrup. Enjoy ! Enjoy !

Note

  • This pancake mix stays good for a month.
  • Consistency of the batter should be thick, smooth but flowing.
  • Cook the pancake in low to medium flame patiently.

Try this homemade, eggless pancake mix and enjoy !
Eggless pancake mix recipe

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September 16, 2019

Pori Upma – Puffed Rice Upma Recipe

pori upma recipe
Pori upma/ puffed rice upma was in my try list for long time. I usually make kara pori and bhel puri at home. Recently my friend was telling me about this easy pori upma for breakfast. Last time when I went to Salem, I got a bag of puffed rice. As I wanted to empty the pack soon, I tried this pori upma for our breakfast yesterday. The best thing about this upma is it can be made in jiffy because the cooking time is very less. It tastes super soft like aval upma and flavorful too. For 2 persons, you need to use 5 cups of puffed rice. It shrinks as soon as we wash and add to upma. So this upma is the best way to finish off the leftover, excess puffed rice. If you have leftover puffed rice at home after the festivals like Ayudha poojai / Saraswathi pooja, you can try this upma. This recipe is ideal for bachelors and working women to whip up a quick breakfast or dinner. Ok, Lets see how to make this easy, yummy and quick pori upma recipe for instant breakfast.

Check out my other Bachelors recipes.

puffed rice upma

Pori upma recipe / puffed rice upma


Pori upma recipe  / puffed rice upma

Pori upma recipe / puffed rice upma for instant breakfast, snack and dinner



Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Puffed rice / Arisi Pori / Mandakki - 5 cups
  • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1 (slit into two)
  • Sambar powder or red chilli powder – 1 /2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - to wash the puffed rice
To Temper
  • Coconut oil or cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Asafetida/ hing - 1/8 tsp
  • Red chilli – 1(cut into two)
  • Roasted peanuts – 2 tbsp
HOW TO MAKE PORI UPMA
  1. Heat oil in a kadai. Temper mustard, urad, chana dal , roasted peanuts and curry leaves.
  2. Saute onion, green chilli till transparent.
  3. Add turmeric powder, sambar powder and salt.
  4. Saute for a minute in low flame.
  5. Wash the puffed rice and squeeze gently.
  6. Now add the squeezed puffed rice.
  7. Mix gently and cook till its heated. Switch off the flame.
  8. Add lemon juice and mix gently. Serve hot !
PORI UPMA RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, roasted peanuts and curry leaves.

  • Add finely chopped onion, green chilli , red chilli. Saute till onion becomes transparent.
    • puffed rice upma
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder or sambar powder, salt. Saute for a minute in low flame without burning. Take puffed rice. Add water to cover it. Squeeze gently and add to the kadai.
  • puffed rice upma
  • Toss gently to coat the masala. Cook till puffed rice is heated and reduced in quantity. Switch off the flame. Add lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • puffed rice upma
  • Enjoy hot for best taste.

Note

  • Puffed rice reduces in quantity after cooking. So you need to use minimum 2 cups for 1 person.
  • For variations, you can skip sambar powder / red chilli powder and use slit green chillies.
  • Do not add the pori without washing and squeezing the water. Puffed rice become chewy.
  • For healthy options, you can saute finely chopped carrot, beans, potato and frozen peas till cooked and then add puffed rice.

Try this interesting pori upma with excess puffed rice at home. You will love it.
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July 15, 2019

Besan Toast Recipe – How To Make Bread Besan Toast

Besan toast recipe
Last week I prepared few easy, instant breakfast and dinner recipes with bread. This Bread besan toast is one among them. Its a super quick recipe that can be prepared under 10 minutes. We can make this bread toast in a dosa tawa or oven. Usually I make this besan toast for Sunday breakfast if I wake up late in the morning. I used besan and rice flour to make the toast crispy. You can use rava / semolina too. Its a simple bread toast recipe with less calories. You can do many variations in this recipe by adding grated carrot, cheese etc. This recipe would be helpful for bachelors, working women to make a quick breakfast, dinner or evening snack. Kids would love it with tomato ketchup. It tastes the best when served hot. Friends, do try this easy, yummy bread besan toast and share your feedback with me. Check out the video below !


Bread besan toast

Besan toast recipe - Bread besan toast in a tawa


Besan toast recipe - Bread besan toast in a tawa

Besan bread toast recipe in a dosa tawa



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Bread slices - 5 ( I used Milk bread )
  • Besan flour - 1 cup
  • Rice flour or Semolina/ sooji - 2 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Ajwain or cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Capsicum - 2 tbsp (-do-)
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (-do-)
  • Tomato - 1 (-do-)
  • Cooking oil or butter or ghee - to toast the bread
HOW TO MAKE BESAN BREAD TOAST
  1. Wash and chop onion, tomato, capsicum.
  2. In a wide bowl, mix all the ingredients given above except cooking oil.
  3. Add required water and make a smooth, thick batter.
  4. Dip the bread slice in the besan batter. Heat dosa tawa adding oil or butter.
  5. Put the bread slice and toast both sides by drizzling oil, ghee or butter.
  6. Remove and enjoy hot with tomato ketchup.
BESAN TOAST RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and chop the vegetables finely. In a wide bowl, mix besan flour, rice flour, cumin or ajwain, chopped vegetables, coriander leaves, salt, chilli powder, turmeric and garam masala powder.

  • Add required water and mix well without any lumps. Batter should be slightly thick and spreadable.
  • Besan toast
  • Take a bread slice ( you can cut the bread slice into 2 triangles and use it too) and dip in the batter. Apply batter on both sides of the bread.

  • Heat a dosa tawa with butter or ghee. Keep the bread slice dipped in besan batter. Cook in low to medium flame on one side. Flip and cook the other side. Drizzle some cooking oil / butter or ghee all over the bread slice.
  • Besan toast
  • Remove after cooking both the sides to golden brown. Serve hot with tomato ketchup. Tastes yummy !    
          

Enjoy !

Note

  • For variations you can add 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste to the batter.
  • You can also add grated carrot, boiled corn kernels to the batter.
  • For kids, you can add some grated cheese while toasting the bread or garnish with grated cheese and serve it.

Try this easy, yummy, kids friendly besan toast recipe and enjoy !
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June 6, 2019

Instant Rava Toast / Suji Toast Recipe Without Curd

suji toast without curd
Instant rava toast also known as sooji / suji toast is one of the easy breakfast recipes I make regularly in my kitchen. Usually I prepare this rava toast without curd. This recipe may be new to some of you. So today I have shared my version of instant rava bread toast recipe without curd. I don’t say this rava toast comes out crispy and stays long. But it tastes really good when served hot. Kids would enjoy this toast with tomato ketchup. Its a very easy and quick, Indian style breakfast recipe with bread made with easily available ingredients at home. Semolina, onion, tomato and spice powders are the major ones. Bachelors and working women can make this recipe easily under minutes. You can even make it as kids snacks. Friends, do check out this easy, instant rava toast recipe. Try and share your feedback with me.



rava toast


Instant rava toast / sooji toast recipe


Instant rava toast / sooji toast recipe

Instant rava toast without curd in Indian style !



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Bread recipes
Serves: 6
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Bread - 6 to 8 slices ( I used milk bread)
  • Semolina / Sooji / Bombay Rava - 1 cup (unroasted, coarse ones)
  • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Tomato - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Capsicum - 1/4 (finely chopped)
  • Carrot - 1 (Grated)
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Hing / Asafetida - a pinch (optional)
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Butter and cooking oil - to grease the pan and bread
HOW TO MAKE SUJI TOAST WITHOUT CURD
  1. Wash and chop all the vegetables finely.
  2. In a wide bowl, take the semolina and mix all the ingredients.
  3. Add water to make a smooth batter without lumps.
  4. Batter should be slightly thick and pourable.
  5. Take a bread slice and spread the batter.
  6. Heat a dosa pan with butter. Toast the bread both sides.
  7. Remove once it turns golden brown.
  8. Serve rava toast with tomato ketchup !
RAVA TOAST / SUJI TOAST RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and chop onion, capsicum, tomato, coriander leaves. In a wide bowl, take the semolina (no need to roast it), chopped vegetables, salt and spice powders.

  • Mix everything well. Add water to make a smooth paste without lumps. Make sure batter is slightly thick but pourable. You should be able to spread a thin layer on the bread.
  • rava toast
  • Take a bread slice and spread the batter over the slice on one side. Heat a dosa pan and add a tbsp of butter. Let it melt.

  • Now keep the bread slice smeared with rava batter and roast in medium flame till it turns golden brown. Grease the other side of bread slice with butter or cooking oil.
    • rava toast
  • After the rava part turns golden brown, flip the other side. Cook till golden brown. Remove and enjoy hot with tomato sauce. Enjoy !
rava toast

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder and garam masala powder as per your taste buds.
  • You can skip chilli powder and use finely chopped green chilli.
  • If you wish to add curd, you can add 1/2 cup curd to the above mixture and adjust water accordingly.

Try this easy, instant rava toast / suji toast and enjoy !
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May 17, 2019

Instant Ven Pongal Mix – Homemade Pongal Mix Recipe

After a long time I tried an Instant, ready to eat breakfast mix at home. Yes, its ven pongal mix recipe which was bookmarked long back from Radha mam’s space. Just like my instant premix recipes like rava upma mix and aval upma mix, it came out very well in my first attempt. These Indian style travel friendly premix recipes are so useful and handy for working women and bachelors to whip up a quick breakfast or dinner. In fact I loved this ven pongal made using pongal mix more than my regular pongal recipe. It was so soft and flavorful, reminded some restaurant taste to me. Actually I made it two weeks before but blogging this recipe now as I wanted to check its shelf life. It stays great till today even without refrigeration. This instant pongal mix recipe would be ideal for bachelors, working women and for people who travel abroad or for a tour. I made it using raw rice/ pacharisi. You can use boiled rice/ steamed rice/ Puzhungal arisi too. Friends, do try this yummy homemade instant ven pongal mix. Cook it under 15 minutes and enjoy with any chutney or sambar ! For variations, you can coarsely grind the rice and dal and make this pongal mix for quick cooking. Soon I will try to share Karnataka style Khara pongal mix just like MTR pongal mix.



Ven Pongal mix - Homemade Pongal mix recipe


Ven Pongal mix - Homemade Pongal mix recipe

Tamil nadu style ven pongal recipe mix with raw rice, moong dal, pepper and cumin seeds.



Cuisine: Tamil nadu
Category: Main course
Serves: 600gms
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Raw rice / Pacharisi - 2 cups
  • Yellow moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Salt - as needed (I used 1.5 tbsp)
  • Pepper corns - 1.5 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Asafetida / Hing - 1/2 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - 10 (Break into pieces)
  • Ginger - 1 inch (Chopped finely)
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
To make ven pongal with mix
  • Ven pongal mix - 1 cup
  • Water - 4 to 4.5 cups (Depends on rice)
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
HOW TO MAKE INSTANT PONGAL MIX
  1. Heat oil + ghee in a kadai. Splutter pepper corns.
  2. Saute cumin seeds, ginger, cashew nuts, curry leaves and hing.
  3. Remove in a plate.
  4. Add some ghee. Roast moong dal and rice in low flame for 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Add salt, mix well. Switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  6. Add the roasted cumin + pepper to the rice mixture.
  7. Store in a box after mixture cools down. Stays good for 2 to 3 weeks without refrigeration.
PONGAL MIX RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Take the rice and dal, clean it by removing the dust. If you wish, you can wash the rice + dal, spread in a cloth and dry it.

  • Heat 1 tbsp cooking oil + 1 tbsp ghee in a kadai. Add pepper corns and roast in medium flame. When it starts to splutter, add cumin seeds, ginger bits, curry leaves and cashew nuts. Saute in low flame without burning any. Roast ginger pieces without any moisture. Remove everything in a plate.

  • Add the remaining 2 tbsp ghee in the kadai. Add moong dal and rice. Roast in medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes. Add required salt.  Switch off the flame.

  • Add the roasted cumin + pepper to rice, dal mixture. Mix well. Store in a box after the mix cools down completely.  

                          
  • It stays good for 2 to 3 weeks without refrigeration. You can also freeze it if you like.

  • To make ven pongal using pongal mix, take 1 cup of pongal mix in a pressure cooker base. Add 4 to 4.5 cups of water. Add 1 tbsp ghee. Mix well and pressure cook in very low flame for one whistle. Remove the lid after steam is released. Mix well and serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar. Enjoy ! 

Note

  • For variations, you can use steamed rice / boiled rice instead of raw rice.
  • You can also powder pepper + cumin seeds instead of whole ones.

Try this instant ven pongal mix at home. Make pongal under 15 minutes and enjoy !
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