Kattu Pongali

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Ingredients:

Moong Dal – 1 Cup

Rice – 1 Cup

Water – 8 Cups

Black Pepper – 1 tsp

Tender coconut – 1/2

Green Chillies – 3 Nos

Coriander Leaves – 2 bunches

Mint Leaves - 2 bunches

Curry Leaves – 1/2 bunch

Desi Ghee/Clarified Butter- 2 tbsp

Cumin & Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp each

Salt – to taste

Turmeric – a pinch

Preparation:

Cook moong dal in a pressure cooker with 2 1/2cups of water.  You can turn the flame off after 2 whistles.  Parallely on another stove cook rice with 2 1/2 cups of water.  While these two are being cooked chop tender coconut into small pieces, grind pepper, dice green chillies and finely chop coriander & mint leaves.

Kattu PongaliNow put a handi on stove and boil remaining 3 cups of water.  Add 1 tbsp of ghee, salt and turmeric to the boiling water and empty the cooked rice & dal into it.  Let it cook under medium to low flame until all the water evaporates.  Take it off the stove and put a frying pan to prepare tadka.

 

 

Kattu Pongali Served with pickle and buttermilkAdd 1 tbsp of ghee to the frying pan and let it melt.  Then add cumin & mustard seeds and wait for it to splutter.  Then add diced chillies, curry leaves, chopped coconut one after the other and fry until it turns into light brown color.  Add pepper powder, finely chopped coriander & mint leaves.  Let it fry for a min and turn off the stove.  Add this tadka to the handi and mix it well.  Serve it hot with any chutney and/or butter milk.

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Vegetable Noodles

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Ingredients:

IngredientsI don’t think there any specific measurements needed to make vegetable noodles, it depends on how much veggies you like in your meal.  And the green chillies and pepper powder depends on the level of spicy you eat.

Cabbage, Carrot, French Beans, Capsicum, Green Chillies, Coriander, Curry Leaves, Lemon, Salt, Black Pepper Powder, Nooodles, Oil

Preparation:

Finely chop the veggies and keep aside.

Chopped Veggies

Take a bowl, add water and bring it to boil.  Add two raw noodle cakes to the boiling water and stir it lightly.  Intermittently take a small noodle piece and check if it is totally cooked.  Care should be taken so that you don’t over cook it or it will become almost like a dough.

Boiling Noodles

Once you know it is cooked, strain out the excess water and put the strainer under the running tap so that the noodles get cooled down else they may get cooked in the heat remaining and also stick together.  Approximately the boiling may take 5 min.

Strained Noodles

Now take a wide mouthed deep bowl with heavy bottom and put it on stove.  Add oil, once it is heated add chopped chillies and curry leaves.  Saute it for a minute and add beans, carrot, capsicum, cabbage one after the other in that order and close the lid.  Add salt too and once the veggies are almost cooked add pepper powder and cooked noodles.  Mix it well till the noodles get heated.

Noodles almost done

Turn off the stove and serve it hot with lemon and onion or sauce.

Served hot

Note:

If you like you can add the chopped onions to saute.  Also you can add soy sauce while cooking veggies.

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