Friday, February 19, 2016

Pongal Sambar / Rasam Vada

BM ; 61
Week : 3 , Day 3
Theme : One pot meals/ Combo meals

For the last day under one pot / combo meals, I have the very famous Pongal served with Sambar and the evergreen Vada with Rasam. I am a hard core fan of South Indian breakfast . My elder daughter went to Chennai after getting married but after a couple of years she shifted here for three years. In these three years every time we went to her house it was always for breakfast. It was always a nice big spread. Both my daughter and her mil are fantastic cooks, specially South Indian . Now that she has gone back to Chennai, we miss those breakfasts ! Here is a breakfast which is no way close to the one she used to make , but definitely very pleasing . I cannot talk much about a South Indian Breakfast as you guys are well versed with this cuisine. Here is a little effort, hope you guys enjoy it.


1/2 cup rice
1/2 cup yellow Moong Daal
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
8-10 peppercorns
2 green chilly,
A small piece ginger

Wash and Soak the Daal and rice for an hour.
Pressure cook them with 3 cups of water, salt, pinch Cardamon.
Pressure cook for a whistle and then simmer for about 10 minutes.
Check !
Heat ghee in a pan, add ghee, peppercorns, cumin seeds, ginger , green chilly, curry leaves and split cashews.
Add the ghee to the radial rice, mix well.
Serve hot with Sambar.

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  1. One of my favorite.. Instead of rasam vada I would have gone for sambhar vada but would never say no to this platter.

  2. This is what I make whenever I have guest. Evergreen and everyone's fav. Your spread looks so inviting Vaishali..

  3. Such a delicious and filling South Indian breakfast. Looks sooooo good.

  4. Perfect comfort food for the spread

  5. That's a perfect combination looks so delicious...

  6. Such an awesome South indian meal! Loved it :)

  7. Such a wonderful spread.Love to grab and eat from screen.

  8. You have done this so well Vaishali..what a lovely spread!

  9. Its been a while i made pongal sambar vada, now you are tempting me.

  10. Reminds me of eating breakfast in a SOuth Indian restaurant. I always choose this combo :)

  11. That is mouthwatering and a heavy breakfast. Wonderful combo. :)