Couscous Pongal

Its already second week of Blogging Marathon, Time Flies!!!! For this Week I will posting under the Theme: Cooking With Moong Dal. Today i m posting a Healthy  Breakfast Recipe of Moong With Couscous. You won’t able to tell the difference this pongal and the regular one made with Rice!!! 

Ingredients
1/2 Cup Moong Dal
1/4 Cup Couscous
1 green chili
1/4 Cup Milk
2 sprigs of Curry leaves
1 tsp Ginger juliennes
1 tbsp Ghee
Salt to taste
Roasted almonds flakes for garnish.

Tempering
2 tsp Ghee/Vegetable Oil
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
a  few (4-5) peppercorns, cracked
1/4 tsp Pepper Powder 

Method

  • Pressure Cook Moong Dal with 1Cup Water for 4 whistles or until soft.
  • In a Non-Stick pan/Kadai, Heat Oil given under tempering, when the oil is hot, throw in Cumin seeds, when it crackles, add curry leaves, green chili and cracked peppercorns.
  • Next add Couscous, add milk and 1/2 Cup Water. Let it Cook for 10 minutes. It takes only this long for the couscous to cook, it will absorb all the liquid.
  • Add Cooked Moong Dal to this and add the salt. Mix well. 
  • Let this cook for another 5 minutes, add Ghee Mix well. Add the Ginger Juliennes. Garnish with Roasted almonds and Serve Hot with Coconut Chutney.