I mostly don't make pongal with rice,i use oats,samba rava& rava.I like to try it with other cereals than rice,i must try using quinoa.My daughter likes pongal made with any cereals,if vada was there it will be awesome.
1.Broken brown rava-1 cup
2.Moong dal-1\4 cup
4.Water-2 1\2 cup
5.Salt to taste
1.Oil + ghee- 1 tbsp
5.Green chilli-1(acc. to ur spice level)
6.Ginger- 1 cm length
1.Wash dal and rava ,add it to cooker with 2 1\2 cup water and little milk.Add salt and cook for 2 r 3 whistle.
2.Cut ginger& green chilli into small pieces.
3.Heat ghee+oil,add jeera,pepper,chilli & ginger ,cashew and saute for a while,add cilantro ,give quick mix and the temper to the cooked pongal.
4.Mix it well and serve hot with Sambar or chutney or both.
We had it with instant sambar.
For instant sambar click here.