January 24, 2016

Brown Rice Pongal / Diet Friendly Recipe - 55 / #100dietrecipes

Turn our traditional south Indian pongal into healthy one by substituting raw rice with brown rice. Nowadays, the consumption of this healthy rice has been increasing, due to this highly nutritious factor. So, try to use this rice in any form of meal like pulao, idly, dosa etc during dieting days. This delicious pongal can be served as breakfast along with Roasted gram chutney or sambhar.

Ingredients :

1 Cup Brown Rice 
1/2 Cup Moong dal 
1 Tsp Olive oil 
1 Tsp Gingelly oil  
1 Tbsp Pepper corns
1 Tsp Crushed pepper
1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
1 inch Ginger piece, crushed and chopped
2 Green chillies, sliced
3 Springs Curry leaves
Salt to taste
41/2 - 5 Cups Water

Method :

Wash and soak the brown rice for 2 hours.

Wash moong dal and keep aside.

Drain the water from brown rice and it to a pressure cooker along with moong dal and salt.

Add the measured water and pressure cook it for 4 -5 whistles.

Once done, switch off the flame and keep aside to cool.

Meanwhile, heat both the oil in a small pan and add jeera seeds followed by ginger, pepper corns, green chillies and crushed pepper.

Fry it and remove from the flame. Keep aside.

Once the pressure gets released, open the cooker lid and mix well.

Add the thalimpu and adjust salt.

Add little hot water and mix well to avoid pongal getting harden.

Mix well and serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with Roasted chutney and Sambhar.