Monday, September 17, 2012

Keerai pongal | Spinach with rich and dal

Keerai pongal, I have never tasted and heard too, till I tasted at Hema's (she is a blogger) home. I liked this pongal so much that I started to do frequently. I do this with rice, wheat rava or quinoa. All of them taste so good. A whole meal combined with dal and vegetable is healthy and filing too.

Ingredients:

  • Raw or basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Moong dal - 1 or 1.5 cup
  • Chopped spinach - 2 cup
  • Salt - to taste

To temper:

  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Pepper - 2 tsp
  • Cashews - 5
  • Grated ginger - 1 tsp

Method:

In a skillet fry the moong dal on medium heat till aroma rises. Combine with rice,chopped spinach,salt with 7 to 8 cups of water.

In a wide pan heat 2 to 3 tbsp of oil, add cumin seeds, crushed pepper, cashews and grated ginger and wait till the cashew turns golden brown. Combine the pressure cooked rice and give a nice stir. Serve with sambhar or chutney.  

Note:

  • Pressure cook the rice and dal for 15 to 20 minutes. The rice should be cooked very nicely.
  • Crush the pepper so that it is not too spicy for kids.
  • Ghee can be used instead of oil.

19 comments:

PT said...

never heard about it.. you are right anu.. extremely healthy and filling..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks so very tempting, lovely clicks :)

Sutapa said...

Very healthy delicious and total comfy food!

S.Menaga said...

Healthy pongal looks very tasty!!

radha said...

Looks quite appetising. Next pongal preparation will include the keerai for sure.

Hema said...

Hey Anu, thanks for the compliment, reminds me that I haven't done this in a long while..

Sangeetha said...

very nutritious n delicious pongal, looks very inviting...lovely clicks!

Srimathi said...

Interesting idea that you have spinach in the kichidi. Will give it a try.

divya said...

Wow...love it....simply delectable....

Apu said...

Yumm!! That really looks so tempting!!

VineelaSiva said...

The pongal is always best,tasty and simple.

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

I've never heard of this either...looks delicious!

Julie said...

Interesting,healthy & one pot meal..perfect for lunch box,Anu:-)
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Akila said...

Very innovative n lovely... A must try one...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy and yummy looking pongal....

Priya said...

Wat a healthy,nutritious and super satisfying pongal..Loving it.

Rekha said...

wow very healthy and yummy pongal..
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Lizy said...

this is a perfect Indian version of Spinach risotto!

Shailaja Reddy said...

Healthy pongal & new variety.

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