Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cracked wheat pongal

Are you a fan of cracked wheat like me? then this is a dish just for you. Even people who doesn't like cracked wheat would definitely eat this. You will never be able to tell the difference in this pongal. Pongal with wheat instead of rice might sound crazy but tastes great:) This is yet another simple recipe from my kitchen, please do try this and tell me how you like.

(Serves 2)

1 1/4 cups cracked wheat
1/3 cup split yellow moong dal
4 cups water
1 tsp chopped ginger
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp cashew nuts
pinch of hing
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp ghee

Wash and soak the cracked wheat and dal together for 30 mins. Then cook them along with the water and salt in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles or on stove top till they are done.

In a separate pan heat the oil and ghee. When the oil is hot enough add the hing, cumin seeds, pepper and the ginger. When the cumin seeds start to splutter, add the cashews and fry till they turn golden then switch off the stove. Add this to the cooked wheat and dal and mix them on low flame for 2 to 3 mins. Serve hot with your favourite chutney, sambhar or kosthu:)

I am sending this yummy and healthy version of pongal for the "JFI:Wheat" event announced by Roma.


Rajee said...

So delicious with coconut chutney. I love it. I came to know you through wheat event that I too participate.

Unknown said...

thanks rajee..

Unknown said...

I did the same way to did this recipe and it came really great!

Thanx a bunch sangeetha