Beaten Rice Khara Pongal

rice pongal

Ingredients : 

  • Moong dal / yellow lentil Dal 50 gms
  • Beaten rice   Milled  100 gms
  • Water  4 cups
  • Pink salt to taste

For tempering:

  • Ghee 1 tbsp (A2 organic)
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper corns 1/4 tsp
  • Grated dry coconut 1/4 cup
  • Curry leaves few
  • Cashew nuts 1/2 cup (soaked for 5-6 hrs)
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery 1 tsp (organic)

Method :

  1. Boil 5 cups water in a cooker, put the yellow dal and cook until one whistle.
  2. Now rinse the beaten rice, drain off the water and set aside.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds, black peppercorns, curry leaves, cashew nuts, turmeric powder and jaggery .
  4. Add the dry grated coconut and stir. Now add the rinsed beaten rice, salt and continue stirring it till semi solid consistency.
  5. Serve with chutney.


  • It is a light recipe and can be prepared quickly for lunch or dinner.
  • Soaking dal for 14 -16 hours makes it easier to digest and hastens cooking process .
  • The combination of beaten rice and moong dal makes a complete protein and a balanced dish.
  • What’s more? This khara pongal recipe is a perfect melange of nutrition, taste and suitable for all ages .

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