August 20, 2016

Manjal Pongal and Thaalagam (Yellow Dal Rice with Mixed Vegetable Gravy)

A simple dal rice / pongal with Thalagam is the traditional combo made by Tirunelveli Brahmins. We add either ghee or coconut oil with the hot steaming dal rice and mix with the Thalagam. Vadams (Rice crisps) are the best side dish for this rice. 


Pre time : 05 mins
Cooking time:  15 to 20 mins
Serves : 3

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Ingredients for making Manjal Pongal:


Raw rice 2 cups
Thur dal 1 cup
Fresh Grated coconut 3 table spoons
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 tea spoon
Ghee or coconut oil



How to make Ingredients for making Manjal Pongal ?


Wash the rice dal together and add 7 cups of water, turmeric powder, coconut  and required salt. Mix well.


Pressure cook to 3 or 4 whistels. Switch off the stove.


Before serving add ghee or coconut oil and serve with Thalagam and Crisps.










The usual pongal is made with moongh dal and it is made little mushy. This pongal should be non sticky and is made with Thur dal.




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