NAVANE HESARAKAALU PONGAL-WHOLE GREEN GRAM PONGAL

 

NAVANE PONGAL

NAVANE PONGAL

 

Ingredients :

Whole green gram/hesaru kaalu                      1 cup

Saame /navane                                                        1 cup

Capsicum                                                                    1 cup

Green Chillies                                                           7-8

Ginger                                                                          1 inch

Jeera                                                                           ½ tsp

Pepper                                                                        1 tsp

Curry leaves                                                             one fist full

Coriander leaves                                                    one fist full

Channa dal                                                                1 tsp

Mustard                                                                     1 tsp

Oil                                                                                2 tbsp

Lemon                                                                        2 nos. big

Water as required

Salt to taste

 

Method :

Dry roast whole green gram and saame separately.

In a pan take 2 cups of water. Bring to boil. Put roasted green gram and cook. You can also pressure cook for 1-2 whistles. I do not prefer pressure cook as green gram becomes paste and the dish will not taste good.

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In a mixie grind ginger, green chillies, jeera, pepper, half of curry and coriander leaves.

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When green gram is half cooked, add grounded mixture, cut capsicum and salt to taste.

Continue cooking.

Now add roasted saame/navane and mix well. Close the lid and continue cooking in low flame.

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Finely chop remaining curry and coriander leaves.

In a small pan put 2 tbsp oil and temper with mustard and chana.

When pongal is cooked fully add tempered mustard, channa, finely chopped curry and coriander leaves.

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Squeeze lemon juice and mix.

Put 1 tbsp ghee on it.

Serve hot. You can also serve with chutney.

I prefer eating saame/navane pongal without any chutney.  It tastes gud.

 

 

Tips :

You can add grated coconut. As saame/navane is healthy and a diet food and tasty, you can avoid coconut.

 

Shyla Nagesh

http://brahmin.kitchen

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