Friday, August 24, 2012

KEERAI PONGAL / SPINACH WITH RICE AND LENTILS

Today is first day of BM # 19 group 4. I have chose to cook with greens for 3 days. This recipe also I learnt from Mrs. Revathy Shanmugam's cookery show. Its very simple and delicious. Kids loved this. A twist from the ordinary pongal.
 
 
 



INGREDIENTS

Spinach / palak - 1 bunch
Rice - 1 cup
Moong dhal - 1/2 cup
Coconut milk -  1 cup
Onion - 1
Garlic - 3 pods
Crushed pepper corns - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cashew - few ( Optional)
 curry leaves for tempering

METHOD

Cook the chopped spinach leaves by giving one whistle.Make puree.

Combine rice , moong dal and cumin seed and pressure cook .


In a pan heat oil add garlic, onion and curry leaves.



When it is cooked , add spinach puree.cook until it blends.


 
Mash the rice , add the spinach mix to that. Add pepper powder, salt. coconut milk and cook until it blends nicely.


 
Garnish with cashews if you are using.
 
 
 
 
 
 
You can serve with pickle.
 
We have to add coconut milk carefully , if we add more the consistency will change.


 
 

15 comments:

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj

lovely and healthy rice...
VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

Shobha

Nice and healthy variation of pongal.

foodiliciousnan

Addition of spinach and coconut milk is very unique indeed

The Pumpkin Farm

Vidhya,
this dish looks fabulous....loved the pics

Priya

Wat a healthy and inviting delicious pongal, best way to sneak greens.

Premalatha Aravindhan

wow delicious and healthy version Vidhya,loved it...very gud for kids.

Chef Mireille

looks delicious and creamy

nivedhanams

interesting way to make everybody eat spinach!!!

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Shama Nagarajan

wow..yummy . Rush your delights for Fast Food Event - Noodles.

Shanthi

Looks wonderful and superb

Veena Theagarajan

Adding coconut milk into pongal is new to me.. Sounds interesting

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Pavani

We are a khichdi loving family. Love the addition of spinach and coconut milk. Bookmarked.

rajani

Nice way to sneak in spinach

Priyas Feast

Luvly version of pongal... :)

Srivalli Jetti

That's really different one, never thought of including in a pongal..good one!

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