Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Musiri / Dry Pongal

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During the days when we get back from long trips or tours, we would always prefer to have harmless and simple home food. For example, feeding on something like milagu rasam and potato curry would feel like a five star lunch menu :) It happens because nothing on earth is equalant to home made food. Delicious to taste and easy to digest.

One such simple recipe to make in a giffy and that sooth our tummy is this musiri or dry pongal. Not sure how it got its name. May be it was famous in the place called 'Musiri' down south :)

Musiri

Ingredients:

Rice - 1 cup
Moong dhall - 1/3 cup
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 4
Curry leaves - few
Coconut scrapped - 1 tblsp
Salt - for taste
Water - 3 cups

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Method:

Dry roast the rice and moong dhall separately and collect it in a large bowl.

Take 2 tsps of oil in a pan and temper with mustard, cumin seeds, red chillies and curry leaves.
Add this to the rice and moong dhall mixture along with salt and scrapped coconut. Now pour in 3 cups of water and steam cook like rice. Approximately 3 whistles.

Allow it to come to room temperature and then stir once before serving.

Serve with banana chips or pickle of your choice.

Delicious musiri or dry pongal is ready :)

Enjoy eating :)

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Written by: Nithya
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48 comments:

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Simple and easy to make food...

Sure when after a long trip back home, we too used to make rasam and potato varuval..It really tastes heavenly that time...

S.Menaga said...

சூப்பர்ர் பொங்கல்..நீங்கள் சொல்வது மிக சரி,எங்காவது வெளியே போய்ட்டு வந்தால் ரசம்+வறுவல் சாப்பிடுவது அமிர்தம் சாப்பிடுவதுபோல் இருக்கும்...

Uma said...

I ask my mom to prepare pongal this method only. Is this called Musiri? Nice to know.

Just want to grab the bowl with the chips. Simple and super.

Cheers,
Uma

Swati Sapna said...

beautiful recipe and amazing pictures to accompany :) its always a pleasure visiting ur blog!

Kurryleaves said...

delicious and flavorful rice..amazing clicks ....just love it

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Amazing clicks as usual dear! I'm drooling over! :D

Deeksha said...

So simple and yummy...Love it!

Chitra said...

Very simple . will try sometime..We make something similar to this called arisi sundal :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yeah we too make but call as arisi Sunday, lovely clicks!

Archana said...

New to me. Must try. Lovely clicks.

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Laxmi said...

New to me.. looks so inviting with chips..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

This is new to me, but looks amazing with that pickle..

sangee vijay said...

i had this once at my friend's place...loved it..thanx for sharing...amazing clicks Niti..superb recipe..

Suja said...

Yummy meal,never tied this before..will surely give this a try

Sia said...

ahhh... rail journey and home made food! ur post took me down the memory lane. and musiri is what i'm gonna cook for tonight's dinner:)

Rumana Rawat said...

Yummy looking rice dear:)

Vimitha Anand said...

New one to me. Will try it out soon. Hubby being an ardent pongal fan he will love it a lot

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Simple and delicious rice. Nice clicks as always.

Chitra said...

very new to me ....will try for sure...

Shanavi said...

Simple yet delicious..Mat / chart paper truly complements the silver and looks pic perfect

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pongal looks super delicious . Very nice clicks.

Deepa
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Prathima Rao said...

Simple, healthy & comforting meal!! We prefer kichdis n pongals after an outing!! Bookmarked this one Nithya ;)
Prathima Rao
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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Simple delicious recipe...

Santosh Bangar said...

EASY QUICK FOOD PRESENTATION IS SUPER

schmetterlingwords said...

A simple comforting food, presented traditionally. What is that beside the rice in that tumbler?? Is it Mor??

ANU said...

omg! awesome recipe...and u rock with ur clicks!

love it!

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divya said...

superb...Tempting clicks..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Had this very long back,love this version...luks delicious.

Rekha shoban said...

this really new to me....looks very yummy n want to try it...gud pics nithi!

♥Aps♥ said...

I add ginger too... tht gives a lovely aroma of it!!
nice clicks....

Vijitha said...

We call this sojji and generally they will be served with milagai podi but I love them with sugar and milagai podi :-) Yum!! My childhood favorite food. Haven't made them for a long time as my husband doesn't like it.

jeyashrisuresh said...

we call it usili. looks nice and simple and delicious one pot meal

Sharmilee! :) said...

Havent heard about this..looks comforting esp after our trips

Zareena said...

I can see you on the spoon and on the last snap.. :) Really I love this pongal a lot. Thanks for sharing.

soujanya said...

My mom does the same...my fav....
urs looks perfect....

Now Serving said...

Rasam and Keerai are our fav comfort food to come back home to after going any where!! Don't believe I have heard the name musiri before, bit the pongal and the pot look wow!

priya said...

very new to me but would love to give a try. Great clicks.

saffronstreaks said...

Pongal is something which I always find quick and easy to prepare, loved your recipe and the clicks as always

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Sobha Shyam said...

simple and lovely recipe, very comforting food, i have never tried dry pongal, usually make the mushy version :)

Ammu's said...

Wow.. This is how my mom makes pongal...yum..

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful musiri beautifully presented Nithya

Amelia's De-ssert said...

I've not eaten this before but it looks delicious.

Madhavi said...

Ahhh..yummyy pongal..and very nice clicks!!

Plateful said...

Flavorful rice--yummy!

Sushma Mallya said...

Nits loved the platter, looks so yummy..those chips and pickle are so perfect!

sanjeeta kk said...

Wow..yum..yum..love this pongal and the clicks too!
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manjooo said...

looking really yum...and so easy to prepare

Amruta Pore said...

Drooling..
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