Aval / Flatten Rice Pongal

Aval / Flatten Rice Pongal: 

Pongal is our south Indian special appetizing breakfast which keep us filling to proceed our long day work. Normally Pongal is made with raw rice and moong dal as main ingredients. Here alternatively we are using Poha or Aval and moong dal. This is very easy and made with simple effort in our busy morning schedule. The only effort is to keep the ingredients ready, we can prepare with minimal effort. This delicious Aval Pongal is stomach filling dish but not heavy food. Sambar chutney will the best combination to serve with it.

Aval / Poha / Pongal
Aval / Poha / Pongal

Ingredients to prepare: Serves 2 person

Aval -1 cup

Moong dal-1/4 cup

Grated ginger-1 heap tsp (make it into two portions half to cook and half to season it)

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp (make it into two portions half to cook and half to season it)

Pepper crushed-1/4 tsp

Salt-1/2 tsp

To Temper:

Cashews broken-1 tbsp

Ghee-2 tbsp or 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp ghee

Cumin half of the above

Pepper corns -1/2 tsp

Green chillies-2 slit

Curry leaves-1 twig


Method to prepare:

Dry roast moong dal for a minute.

Add half of grated ginger and cumin seeds, boil moong dal with 1 cup of water for 3 whistles.


Wash and soak Aval for 5 minutes.


Heat pan with half of the ghee or oil fry the above-mentioned ingredients.

Add the rest of grated ginger, cumin seeds, broken cashews and pepper corns.


Add curry leaves and green chillies, saute well, now add cooked moong dal along with the water.

Add Aval  and required salt to it, cook in medium flame until you get the consistency of Pongal.


sprinkle the crushed pepper mix well and serve.

Aval Pongal is ready.




One Comment Add yours

  1. mohamedismail says:

    Traditional chettinadu cooking book is very useful.

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