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Pongal is a traditional South Indian dish made with rice and lentils. It is usually served as a breakfast dish along with chutney, sambar or curd. Pongal is typically flavored with spices such as cumin, black pepper, ginger, and curry leaves. Its a well balanced one pot meal that is rich in protein and fiber.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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raw rice

1 cup

moong dal

1/2 cup

cumin seeds

1/4 teaspoon

black pepper

1/4 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon

urad dal

1/2 teaspoon


1/4 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/4 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1/4 teaspoon

garam masala

1/4 teaspoon


1/4 teaspoon


2 cups

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Wash and soak the rice and moong dal together for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat ghee and oil in a pressure cooker.

Step 3:

Add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, asafoetida, and turmeric powder.

Step 4:

Add the soaked rice and dal and stir for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add the red chilli powder, garam masala, jaggery, and salt.

Step 6:

Add 2 cups of water and stir.

Step 7:

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles.

Step 8:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and fluff the pongal with a spoon.

Step 9:

Serve hot with chutney or sambar.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 58700 users have chowed down on Pongal a whopping 121904 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Pongal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Pongal, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in marchapril.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Pongal is the food of choice for 28-30 male, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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