Pongal With Gotsu

As we all are ready to celebrate Pongal festival in a week’s time, I thought of sharing a few types of pongal recipes. So I am kick starting with the most traditional one "Ven Pongal with gotsu".




Ven pongal and gotsu is the standard Saturday morning breakfast at my house, its are family's favorite food. Love to have pongal with hot ghee on top it with gotsu or sometimes with sambar, what’s more comforting than this for a weekend.

Ven pongal is a very traditional south Indian food. No restaurant menu card in Tamil Nadu is complete without pongal. Each restaurant have their own way of preparation, the recipe below is the way most of the families in Tamil Nadu make pongal at home.

Ven pongal is not only famous in restaurants, but it is very popular in many temples in south India. This pongal is offered to god as a Neivedhyam / prasadam. Love the ven pongal given at Tirupathi temple at Andhra. Mom makes it for Krishna Jayanthi / Krishnaastami also.

Ingredients For Pongal :



Raw rice / Sona Masoori rice – 1 cup
Moong Dal – ½ cup
Water – 4 cups
Ghee – 2 tablespoons
Whole pepper corns – 10 to 15
Cumin seeds – 2 teaspoon
Hing – 1 pinch
Cashew nuts – 10 to 15 broken
Ginger – 2 teaspoons finely minced
Curry leaves – 10 leaves
Salt


Procedure :


Wash and soak rice and dal for 30 minutes. Then measure water and mix the dal and rice. Add salt and hing powder. Now cook this mixture rice cooker or in normal pressure cooker. If using pressure cooker allow it cook for 3 to 4 whistle or sound.

In a separate tadka/ popu pan add ghee let it heat and add whole pepper corns then cumin seeds, when the cumin seeds turns light brown color add the minced ginger waiter for few seconds then add cashew nuts, hing powder and let the cashews fry and finally add the curry leaves and let it splutter then remove from the heat and add it to the cooked pongal and mix it well.

Ingredients For Gotsu :



Purple brinjal – 1 cup finely cubed
Moong dal – 1/ 4 cup
Hing – 1 pinch
Garlic – 2 pods
Onions – 1 lager diced
Tomato – 2 large diced
Green chili – 4 slit
Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
Chili powder – ¼ teaspoon
Salt
Oil – 2 tablespoon

For Tadka
Mustered seeds – 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves – 10 leaves





Procedure :


Cook and mash moong dal with turmeric, hing and garlic. Set is aside

In medium sauce pot heat oil add mustered seeds and curry leaves, let them splutter. Then add the onions and sauté it for few minutes then add tomatoes and fry. Then add the cubed brinjals and sauté it.

Now add salt, chili powder and fry. Pour 1 cup of water and cook the brinjal covered for 5 minutes, it should be almost mashable. Then pour the cooked dal mixture to the sauce pot and cook it for few seconds. Finally add some coriander leaves and mix well until every thing is combined. Serve it hot with pongal.




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33 comments:

  1. Prettiest plate of pongal I have ever seen! Looks delicious for real.

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  2. Definetly Gotsu and pongal are huge hit! I would like to grab ur plate right away!

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  3. wwwoooowww... That looks sooo delicious :)
    would love to have a bowl :)

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  4. wow..pic is so good that i just want to grab a spoon to take a bite from the computer itself..i heard about pongal b4 but the gotsu recipe is new for me..

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  5. Drooling pongal and gotsu........inviting pics...do check my handicrafts blog and pass ur suggestions

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  6. 2nd gotsu of the day..urs looks delicious n colourful...am drooling over the plate, really inviting..

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  7. I love the whole plate, and that Gostu looks so yummy.

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  8. Brinjal and mung dal something new to me. Pongal looks yummy.

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  9. What a beautiful combo, love the photo and the dish!

    Happy new year Sukanya.

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  10. wow! very good combo that we use to have on every Sundays!

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  11. Love this combination. Great click

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  12. Prettiest plate ready and waiting for 'ME' :P HAPPY PONGAL in advance.

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  13. This is my favorite combination,looks just perfect :-)

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  14. I cannot take my eyes off of it, absoultly lipsmacking.

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  15. looks super ....nice pic

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  16. Its saturday morning, and instead of making breakfast, I am roaming blogs and wishing these dishes will somehow materialize in on my table!! Superb pingal and kotsu!

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  17. OH I loved your cakes, especially the rose basket. It is awesome!

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  18. This is an exceptionally beautiful presentation Sukanya.

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  19. looks soo delicious and a perfect breafast item

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  20. Happy Pongal Sukanya! Rite recipe at the rite time.. d pics look awesome!

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  21. wow wonderful. great pics and looks tempting.
    happy pongal.

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  22. This plate so tempting!! Never tried pongal with eggplant gostu !! Ya, even i loved the pongal served at tirupati temple !!

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  23. OMG that looks so perfect & awesome.

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  24. Gorgeous, Sukanya!! You can bring that plate over anytime... :)

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  25. Making me hungry,droolworthy pics:)

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  26. What an eye catching drool worthy click sukanya...the very first thing that caught my eye..i was simply staring at it for sometime...i am definitely gonna make this on sunday for brkfast:)...happy pongal!!!

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  27. Happy Sankranti!!! the pic looks lovely

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  28. HI sukanya!!

    I just couldnt wait ttill sunday..i prepared this for dinner last night...it was sooooooooooo good..my hubby really loved it..Usually when i make pongal it never comes out good but this time it was too good..and it combo with gotsu was simply incredible..loved it..will post it in my blog next week..thank u so much..HAppy sankranthi..:)

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  29. wonderful presentation... looks divine

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  30. I have to make this, it really looks TOO good!

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  31. "STUPENDOFANTABULOUSLYFANTASTIC"..I have never seen such an awesome presentation. You are just a creative freak, clean shot pictures..Simply superb. Are you a professional chef, photographer ???

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  32. First time here, loved your blog. Gostu is new to me .Bookmarking to try it.

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  33. want to ask the author a question
    want to clarify myself
    isnt the mix of the dal and brinjal here more like a kootu
    i was under the notion that one had to add tamarind water and cook of the brinjal mix till it reduces for a gothsu

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