Pal Pongal


  • Moong dal/ Green Gram Split - 1/2 cup.
  • Rice - 1/2 cup
  • Milk - 3 cups
  • Coconut pieces - 1/4 cup
  • Cashew Nuts - 10 to 12 nos.
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Raisins (khish-mish - dry grapes)
  • Cardamom/ Elaichi powder - 2 tsp
  • Ghee / Clarified butter)

Time Required: 20 -25 mins


1) Fry the moong dal (before washing) till it becomes little light brown or till you start getting  aroma 

2) Soak rice and dal separately for 10 minutes. 

3)  Cook rice and dal in pressure cooker up to 3 whistles

4) Heat a pan with 2 tbsp of butter/ghee and fry the coconut bite size pieces and transfer into plate and in the same butter fry the cashews and raisins and keep it aside

5) In the same pan add cooked rice and dal smash them nicely and add milk and sugar and mix them thoroughly

7) Add three table spoons of ghee,  powdered cardamon and cook again for a while till all ingredients gets mixed up 

8) Garnish with fried coconut pieces, cashews and raisins.

Serve hot or cold as per your family preference.


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