May 12, 2010

# Andhra recipes # Rice varieties


Finally i completed my graduation after 2 and 1/2 months of tedious examinations.It was terrible for me-no sleep,no enjoyment,no going out....nothing,i was with books round the clock.But i fared well in all my exams and i am expecting very good marks.Ahh leave this stuff here itself.Now i m back to blogging and from now on i will be updating my blog regularly. Before that let me know your opinion on Aathidhyam's Pink look.I am eagerly waiting.....
Today i am sharing Andhra combo with you all~Andhra Pongal and Tomato Rasam
Rice-1 and 1/2 cup
Moong dal-3/4 th cup
Water-5 cups
Salt-as required
For Seasoning-
Urad dal-1 tsp
Ghee-4-5 tbsps
Oil-2 tbsps
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Curry leaves-2 stems
Dry red chilly-3-4 (broken into pieces)
Peppercorns-1 tsp (optional)
Dry roast moong dal in a heavy bottomed vessel.Now add uncooked rice to it and roast for 2-3 mins.Remove and keep it aside.Now wash rice and moong dal under running water and pressure cook the mixture by adding sufficient amount of water.One you get 3-4 whistles off the flame and cool it.Now heat ghee+oil(or else u can use any one of them) in a heavy bottomed vessel, add all the ingredients required for seasoning and fry for few minutes.Now add the cooked rice mixture to it.Mix all the ingredients well.Add salt water(salt+ water) to ensure proper mixing.Off the flame and transfer the contents into a serving bowl and then serve hot.
Tomatoes-2 medium (pureed)
Garlic -3-4 pods (crushed flakes)
MTR Rasam powder -1-2 tbsps
Salt-to taste
Turmeric-1 pinch
Asafoetida- 1 pinch
Coriander-as required
Water-1-2 cups (or as required)
For seasoning-
Ghee-1 tsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Dry red chilly-2/3
Curry leaves-1 stem
Heat ghee in a sauce pot and fry mustard seeds,dry red chilly, garlic flakes and curry leaves.After frying add pureed tomato mixture and tamarind pulp.Add salt, sugar and Mtr Rasam powder.Mix all the ingredients well and add water.Cook for 2-3 mins and finally add chopped coriander.Off the flame and transfer it into a serving bowl.
Serve along with Pongal.
Other names-Pongal,pongali,katte pongali,venn pongal,khichidi,phulagam etc.
NOTE-Rasam can be served along with plain rice also.
Sending this to Food for ailments and old age hosted by Radhika vasanth and Sudeshna’s Cook like a bong


  1. Such a yummy n tangy combination :)

  2. hello chaitra
    The template itself really color is really nice and attractive.nice to hear that u did ur exams really good.All the best wishes for the very good result.
    The Combo Pongal and rasam looks superb nice combo

  3. Wowwww.. Noru ooruthondi chaitra.. looks soo soo sooo delicious.. Gr8 job dear..:)

  4. Combo looks super and the template too. Best wishes for your results.

  5. Chaitra, congrats on finishing up your exams. Love the clicks. They must be yummilicious :)

  6. i can have pongal any time of the day..nice combination.

  7. welcome back dear...yummy combo..

  8. Congrats for all your hardwork and finishing up. About your template, it is simply superb.

    I have not tried pongal with tomato rasam. I always do have with sambar/chutney. Will try later.

  9. Congrats on finishing your exams :)..I think I like this template, since I love anything in pink! Nice dishes...looks good :)

  10. Thanks for stoppping by dear. pongal n rasam looks delicious n yummy, i like rasam very much.

  11. Hi Chaitra,
    Thanks for being on my space. You have a lovely spot. The pink looks good. So a free lass after the exams!!!
    I'm following this blog...will be back.
    Nice combo.

  12. Hy Chaitra,
    Thnks for visiting 'Tasty Appetite' and for your motivating words..You have a wonderful space too...
    Tomato rasam version is new and very appetizing...will be visiting here often...

  13. Thanks for stoppping by dear. pongal n rasam looks delicious n yummy, i like rasam very much.I'm following u r blog..keep blogging...

  14. Lovely combo..would like to try the rice..yum
    Yours is a lovely space..
    following u..will be back often.

  15. Chaitra,
    yumy and tangy looks nice. thanks for visiting my blog.

  16. Hi Chaitra
    Thx for visiting my blog and for ur lovely comments..You too have a lovely blog..keep in touch..
    Aparna Vijay

  17. dear Chaitra!

    Pongal and tomato charu look great! Especially tomato charu's photograph is beautiful!

  18. Looks yummy and delicious dear !!!


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