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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Broken Wheat Pongal


1 cup broken wheat (dry roasted)
1/2 cup split yellow moong Dal
2 cups fresh chopped spinach
1 tsp oil/Ghee
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp pepper corns
1 tsp grated ginger
1 to 2 green/dry red chillies (Adjust to your taste)
pinch of asafoetida
1 Tbsp cashew nuts (optional)
few curry leaves (optional)
salt to taste

1) Wash Broken sheat and Moong Dal with water, drain and keep aside.
2) Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and once they crack add pepper corns, cashew nuts and fry for few seconds. if you have roasted caswhews you can add them at the end.

3) Add green chillies, grated ginger, asafoetida, curry leaves and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add chopped spinach and fry for another 2 mins.

4) Add the Wheat and Dal Mixture, salt and 4 cups of water and cook until it is completely cooked. You can cook also use the pressure cooker to cook this.

Server Hot with any pickle/Yogurt

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