Thursday, 22 May 2014

Beaten Rice / Avalakki / Atukula / Poha pongal (easy breakfast recipe)

Pongal is one of the nutritious and healthy south Indian dishes known to all. As it can be easily digested, it is often recommended when people get sick with stomach upsets. This is a variation of the usual Avalakki / Atukula / poha recipes. Pongal’s key ingredient is the moong dal, which is packed with protein and vitamins. It has other ingredients like ginger and pepper, which are anti-inflammatory.

Beaten Rice / Avalakki / Atukula / Poha are available in three different types:

1.Fine Flakes
2.Medium Flakes
3.Thick Flakes
So for this dish Thick Flakes is the one which goes so perfect.

Ingredients for Beaten Rice / Avalakki / Atukula / Poha pongal :

2 cups - thick beaten rice / Avalakki / Atukula / poha
1cup -  moong dal (you can reduce to ¾ cup too)
4 tbsp - Ghee
2 tsp - cumin seeds
1 tsp -  black pepper
1’ inch - ginger
½ tsp - turmeric
Few cashew nuts
a stem - Curry leaves
Coriander leaves to garnish
Salt to taste

To Prepare Beaten Rice / Avalakki / Atukula / Poha pongal :

1. Pressure cook the moong dal with salt to taste and  keep it aside.
2. Soak the beaten rice for some time to soften. Drain the water completely and keep it aside.
3. In a kadai put Ghee, then add cumin seeds, pepper, curry leaves  and cashews and saute for a wile. Add ginger and turmeric to it.
4. Add both beaten rice and moong dal and mix thoroughly. Check on salt. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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