This is a rice dish that is traditionally prepared during Pongal or Sankranthi. It is similar to Pongal, but with a slight difference in preparation and taste.


Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • Rice : 1 cup
  • Moong Dal : 1/2 cup
  • Jeera Seeds : 1 teaspoon
  • Black Pepper (Coarsely ground) : 1 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves : 10 – 12 leaves
  • Turmeric : 1 pinch
  • Salt : to taste
  • Ghee or vegan ghee substitute : 2 tablespoons


  • Fry the moong dal in a little bit of ghee for a couple of minutes to slightly warm the dal. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Transfer to a pressure cooker and cook with 3 1/2 cups of water. If you want the dish to be a little softer, add some more water and stir for a couple more minutes.
  • Top with ghee and serve immediately.
Calories: 300kcal
Course: Recipe
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