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Rice Pongal



Rice Pongal is a traditional South Indian dish made with rice and lentils. It is a savory dish made by cooking rice and lentils together in a pot with spices, ghee, and water. The dish is usually garnished with cashews, curry leaves, and cilantro. Rice Pongal is a popular dish in South India and is often served with sambar and chutney.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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1 cup

moong dal

1/2 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

black pepper

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

ginger, finely chopped

1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons


1 teaspoon

green chillies, finely chopped


turmeric powder

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


2 cups



Step 1:

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

Step 2:

Heat the ghee and oil in a pressure cooker.

Step 3:

Add the cumin seeds, black pepper, mustard seeds, ginger, and asafoetida.

Step 4:

When the spices start to crackle, add the green chillies and turmeric powder.

Step 5:

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

Step 6:

Add the salt and 2 cups of water.

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! 17368 users have chowed down on Rice Pongal a whopping 24364 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 Rice Pongal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Rice Pongal, our users are head over heels in january, but the interest cools down in june.

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Who preferred this food the most?

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

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