Pongal is a popular south Indian breakfast. It consists of lentils and rice cooked together and then seasoned with spices. Its usually eaten with a spicy curry of some sort, but tastes great with a sprinkling of sugar as well.
This is quite a meal on its own, and though its popular for breakfast, we tend to mix up all our foodstuffs here. Just like dosai, or upma, pongal makes for a great lunch or dinner as well.
3 cups Rice
1 cup Moong Dal (Split Green Gram)
6 cups Water (or as needed)
1 tsp Black Peppercorns
2 tsp Cumin Seeds
Cook the rice, dal and water together with some salt.
Heat a pan with some oil. Add peppercorn and cumin and let them brown a little. Coarsely crush this into a powder.
Add the crushed spice mixture to the cooked rice and dal and mix well until fully combined.