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Spicy Pongal Recipe: How To Prepare Khara Pongal At Home

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Spicy pongal, or kara pongal, is a traditional South Indian dish. Also known as ven pongal, it is mainly offered as a naivedyam food along with sweet pongal.

Spicy pongal is one of the most popular foods that is eaten as a breakfast dish. There are a few variations to this dish, whereas the ghee pongal is the most common one. Having pongal creates a light and easy feeling in oneself. It is an ideal dish for everybody, as it melts in the mouth as soon as it is relished.

Spicy pongal is prepared by adding the cooked rice and dal to a whole load of seasoned spices. The taste of ghee that is balanced by the spices lets you enjoy every bite of the pongal.

So, if you'd like to try our version of this delicious spicy pongal, watch the video and learn how to make this dish with a step-by-step procedure containing images.

Spicy pongal recipe
SPICY PONGAL RECIPE | HOW TO PREPARE SPICY PONGAL | KHARA PONGAL RECIPE | VEN PONGAL RECIPE | PONGAL RECIPE
Spicy Pongal Recipe | How To Prepare Spicy Pongal | Khara Pongal Recipe | Ven Pongal Recipe | Pongal recipe
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
25M
Total Time
35 Mins

Recipe By: Kavyashree S

Recipe Type: Main course

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients
  • Moong dal - ¾ th cup

    Rice - ¾ th cup

    Jeera - 1 tsp

    Ginger - 1 inch (grated)

    Curry leaves - 8-9

    Green chillies - 5-6 (slit)

    Coriander leaves - ½ cup (chopped)

    Crushed peppers - 3/4 th tsp

    Cashew nuts - 8-10 (cut into half)

    Turmeric powder - ¾ th tsp

    Salt - ¾ th tbsp

    Ghee - 1 ¼ th tbsp

    Water - 6 cup + 1 cup

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How to Prepare
  • 1. Add rice in a pressure cooker.

    2. Add moong dal to it and fry it for 3 minutes on a medium flame.

    3. Add 6 cups of water to it.

    4. Stir once and cover it with the lid.

    5. Pressure cook it for upto 4 to 5 whistles.

    6. Add ghee in a heated saucepan.

    7. Allow it to melt completely.

    8. Add jeera and curry leaves to it.

    9. Add the grated ginger and the slit green chillies to it.

    10. Stir once.

    11. Add pepper powder and cashew nuts.

    12. Then, add turmeric powder and mix it well.

    13. Add the cooked rice and dal mixture to it.

    14. Pour a cup of water and mix it well, until all the ingredients are blend well.

    15. Allow it to be cooked for 5 minutes.

    16. Add the chopped coriander and mix well.

    17. Add salt and mix it one last time.

    18. Remove the pan and transfer the pongal into a bowl.

    19. Serve hot.

Instructions
  • Make sure to wash the rice once
  • Pepper can be added as whole, or it can be crushed coarsely
  • Using ghee for the seasoning is what makes this dish special
  • Water is added to give the dish a smooth texture
  • This dish can be savoured with coconut chutney as well.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 bowl
  • Calories - 263.6cal
  • Fat - 15.9 g
  • Protein - 5.9 g
  • Carbohydrates - 24.3 g
  • Sugar - 1.8 g
  • Fibre - 0.4 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE SPICY PONGAL

1. Add rice in a pressure cooker.

Spicy pongal recipe

2. Add moong dal to it and fry it for 3 minutes on a medium flame.

Spicy pongal recipe
Spicy pongal recipe

3. Add 6 cups of water to it.

Spicy pongal recipe

4. Stir once and cover it with the lid.

Spicy pongal recipe
Spicy pongal recipe

5. Pressure cook it for upto 4 to 5 whistles.

Spicy pongal recipe

6. Add ghee in a heated saucepan.

Spicy pongal recipe

7. Allow it to melt completely.

Spicy pongal recipe

8. Add jeera and curry leaves to it.

Spicy pongal recipe
Spicy pongal recipe

9. Add the grated ginger and the slit green chillies to it.

Spicy pongal recipe
Spicy pongal recipe

10. Stir once.

Spicy pongal recipe

11. Add pepper powder and cashew nuts.

Spicy pongal recipe
Spicy pongal recipe

12. Then, add turmeric powder and mix it well.

Spicy pongal recipe
Spicy pongal recipe

13. Add the cooked rice and dal mixture to it.

Spicy pongal recipe

14. Pour a cup of water and mix it well, until all the ingredients are blend well.

Spicy pongal recipe
Spicy pongal recipe

15. Allow it to be cooked for 5 minutes.

Spicy pongal recipe

16. Add the chopped coriander and mix well.

Spicy pongal recipe
Spicy pongal recipe

17. Add salt and mix it one last time.

Spicy pongal recipe
Spicy pongal recipe

18. Remove the pan and transfer the pongal into a bowl.

Spicy pongal recipe

19. Serve hot.

Spicy pongal recipe
Spicy pongal recipe
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