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Savoury Pongal

Much as I love and relish the sweet Pongal preparation, here’s a savoury one too, which is equally delicious.

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3/4 cup rice

1/4 cup moong dal

a few cashew nuts chopped

1/4 tsp jeera

1/4 tsp peppercorns

2″ ginger chopped finely

7-8 curry leaves

2 Tbsp ghee

salt to taste



Dry fry the yellow moong dal. wash rice, add fried dal and cook in water till soft. Heat ghee in a pan, add jeera, peppercorns, cashewnuts and fry till brown. add ginger and cooked rice and dal mixture. Remove from fire, when it turns sticky. Garnish with curry leaves. serve hot with pickle.




Fish Amritsari : Recipe


1 kg fish fillets

60 gms ginger-garlic paste

75 ml lemon juice

35 gms red chilli paste

100 gms besan

Garam masala powder


A few drops of food colour(optional)

2 eggs

50 gms cornflour

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

2 lemons slices for garnish


Marinate the fish fillets with ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, red chilli paste, salt to taste. Make a batter with the besan, cornflour, eggs, ajwain, food colour and garam masala powder. Heat the oil in a pan, dip fish fillet into batter and fry. Brown both sides uniformly and serve with lemon wedges garnish. Tastes great with a green pudina chutney.