Monday, February 11, 2008

Vegetable Pongal

I usually make this vegetable pongal for our weekend brunch as it is a power packed one pot meal that satisfies everything we usually have in a full course meal.It has lentils,vegetables ,spice seasoning and most importantly our staple food ,rice.

To make this vegetable pongal,

  • Take equal measure of rice and split mung lentil(or can be increased or decreased according to taste)
  • Roast dal and rice in a tsp of ghee ,cook till soft.
  • In a deep,wide pan,heat a tsp of ghee and saute 1/2 tsp each of mustard and cumin,till mustard seeds pop.Add leaves from a sprig of curry leaf.Saute.
  • Add choice of vegetables like chopped carrot,beans,green peas.Tomato can also be used.
  • Add finely chopped green chilly,saltand pepper to taste.
  • Cover and cook till veggies are soft and tender.Sprinkle water if needed.
  • When done,gently stir in cooked lentil-rice mixture.Stir.
  • Add fried cashewnuts and few cilantro sprigs finely chopped.Serve with yogurt or any other choice of accompainment.

As suggested by Latha of masala magic,I am sending this vegetable pongal to Suganya's WBB - Healthy Eats and Meeta's Monthly mingle - One dish dinners.

Thank you Latha.


  1. Looks like good and tasty plate of Kichdi, yum!:)

  2. Very nutritious and delicious!

  3. Madhavi, u can send this to two events - Suganya's WBB Healthy eats and Meeta Monthly Mingle - One pot meal!

  4. Yes,Asha,South Indian Kichdi.

    Latha,As suggested I have updated the post after sending this link as my entry.Thanks for the suggestion.


  5. Madhavi, Thanks for this wonderful entry. Thanks to Latha too, for suggesting my event :)

  6. I also do pongal in the same way but I dont add VEGGIS, u made it very healthy by adding veggis.

  7. vegetable pongal...sounds great madhavi...Happy V day to u

  8. my pleasure suganya.
    try it out with veggies,sagari.Its even more delicious.
    thank you Dhivya and Happy valentines day to you too.

  9. Healthy, lovely, and certainly scrumptious. Kichdi is always a great way to go. Thanks for the entry!

  10. Healthy and colourful looking pongal:)

  11. Wow--that looks absolutely delicious!


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