Sunday, January 15, 2012

Left Over Cooked Rice Pongal

Pongal is a south Indian traditional food. We can prepare varieties of pongal like Ven pongal,Sarkakrai pongal, Barley Sweet Pongal , Milk Pongal, Fruit Pongal, Akkara vadisal. ………. .I have given here a recipe, to prepare pongal with the left-over cooked rice. Very simple and easy.

Left Over Cooked Rice Pongal


Left overcooked rice – one cup
Moong dhal – 2 soup spoon full
Cumim seed – ½ tspn
Asafoetida -  2 pinch
Turmeric powder – ¼ tspn
Water – 400ml

For seasoning:

Cashew nut – 5 Nos
Black whole pepper – 8 Nos
Cumim seed – ½ tspn
Green chilli  – 1
Ginger – 1 inch size
Curry leaves – few
Ghee – 2 tbspn

In a pan dry roast wash yellow moong slightly brown. Then soak dhal for 10 min

In a pressure cooker,  add cooked rice, moong dal,  asafoetida, cumin seeds and turmeric powder. 
Cook it over the medium flame for about 3 whistles.
Once the pressure cooker cools down,  add ghee to the rice and dal pongal and mix it well.
You don't have to mash it.chop the ginger , green chillies and cashew nuts.
In a separate pan, heat little ghee.  Add the seasonings: pepper, cumin seeds, curry leaves, chopped ginger, green chillies and cashew nuts .Pour it over the cooked pongal and stir it to coat well.
Serve it hot with sambar, vadai and chutney.

I am sending  this recipe to tickling plate radhika's let's cook rice event ,and simplysensatioanlfood let's cook with left overs.and veena's  vej junction cooking with leftovers

for  let's cook with rice
veg ghee rice.

Happy Pongal to all my blog friends.

9.10.12 - 

Linking to Nithu's Healthy Combo Meal for Kids hosted by Nivedhanan


  1. Delicious pongal and nice idea to use the left over rice...

  2. great use of left over rice........gud recipe

  3. YUMMY YUMMY..Thanks for posting


  4. happy pongal to u
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  5. very deliicious recipe. Great way to finish off leftover rice. Loved it. I am announcing Valentines Special – my 1st blog event and a Giveaway.!. Please do be a part of it and send in your recipes..! :)

  6. nice leftover recipe..delicious pongal..

  7. Wow super o super, pongal with leftover rice well done Jaleela.

  8. Delicious pongal with left over rice,nice idea n thanks for sharing.

  9. interestingly made with leftover rice!!Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy entries!! Please add the links to the event annoucement page on my blog and to Nithu's page and the logo

    Ongoing Event - Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids - Combo Meals
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  10. Nice Idea dear..Will try with leftover rice and thanks for linking to my event..

    Dish In 30 minutes ~ Rice Recipes with Giveaway


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