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All Recipes > BreakfastPosted On: Monday, November 7, 2011
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         Huggi /Khara Pongal with Gojju

Huggi/Khara Pongal is similar to Khichdi. In huggi no veggies are used, just moongdal, jeera and pepper corns. This is served as prasadam during Dhanurmasa in temples. Huggi/Khara Pongal with gojju is an excellent combination for breakfast and good for lunch box too. 

Health Benefits of Moong Dal:

- Yellow gram like other lentils and pulses are good source of protein and dietary fibre.
- They are low in fat and rich in B complex vitamins, calcium and potassium
- It is free from the heaviness and tendency to flatulence, which is associated with other pulses.
- Cooked yellow gram is a very digestive food for invalid and sick persons. Its regular use during childhood, pregnancy and lactation helps one to get the required nutrition and promote health. The soup or khichdi made from it is the best article of diet after recovery from acute illness.



Rice: 1 cup

Moong Dal: 3/4 cup

Jeera: 1 tsp

Pepper corns: 6 - 7

Red Chillies: 2 - 3


Cashews: 6 - 7

Curry Leaves: 1 Strand

Salt to taste

Ghee/Oil: 1 tbsp

Dry Copra: 2 tbsp grated

Turmeric: 1 tsp

Water: 4 cups



1. Crush Pepper and Jeera roughly till pepper breaks down into 2 pieces.

2. Heat ghee in pressure pan, add mustard seeds , when it starts spluttering add asafoetida, curry leaves, pepper jeera crushed powder, turmeric, cashews, red chillies and fry for a minute.

3. Add washed rice, moong dal, water, salt and grated copra. Mix well.

4. Close the pressure cooker and cook till done, about 3 whistles. Allow it cool.

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Kavi on November 7, 2011 said:

Hey! Love the pongal. Great pics too! If its not too much trouble, could you please go through my event rules & link it up there? (You have to mention mine & Smita's link) - Kavi | Edible Entertainment Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

Savitha on November 8, 2011 said:

Hi Kavi, Thank you, i will post details in your site.

Savitha on November 8, 2011 said:

Hi Kavi, Thank you for your feedback. We will post it in your events page.

Kavi on November 12, 2011 said:

Hi Savitha, thanks a lot! And as I said before, if you could re-post it to even Nov 1st, it will be of great help. See, the event was started by Smita who insists the posts have to be posted or re-posted in nov. Hope you don't mind. :) - Kavi | Edible Entertainment Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

Bharathi on January 2, 2012 said:

Very lovely lunch box . At office kept in mw served to my friends hot. everyone liked it. Atlast i had only 2 spoons. My friend too thanked u.


Radika on January 2, 2012 said:

Well came after preparation thanks for easy lunch pack. My husband and kids liked too. Bye


Sriram gupta on January 2, 2012 said:

At the very outset i should thank for giving good web site so that my wifes job has been reduced by thinking what to prepare and on what proportion to add and cook. Now she is able to do by looking in2 ur site. V r recently married couple. Todays lunch box was very nice. thanks a lot


Sangeetha sarang on January 2, 2012 said:

Lovely recipe …