Milagu Pongal (Pepper Pongal) | South Indian Breakfast Recipe

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Milagu Pongal

Milagu Pongal is a famous South Indian recipe. For many South Indians, it is a comfort food as it is quick to prepare and is light on the stomach. It can be prepared quickly for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Prep time – 10 minutes
Cook time – 30 minutes
Number of servings – 4 persons

Raw Rice (Ponni Variety) – 1 Cup
Moong Dal – 1/2 Cup
Peppercorn – 2 Tbsp
Water – 5 Cups
Salt – 2 Tsp

For Tempering
Ghee – 2 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 Tsp
Pound Pepper
Chopped Ginger
Cashew Nuts
Asafoetida Powder – 1/4 Tsp
Curry Leaves

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1. Rinse and soak the rice and moong dal for about 30 mins
2. Add water in a pressure cooker and add the rice and moong dal. Pressure cook it for 5 to 6 whistles.
3. Make a coarse powder from pepper
4. Take a frying pan and add ghee. After the ghee is heated add jeera, coarsely ground pepper powder, cashews, ginger, and curry leaves.
5. After 5-6 whistles open the cooker and add the frying pan content into the cooker. Stir well and add ghee if necessary. Serve hot with chutney or sambar.

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