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Yields:
4 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Meal Types:
Main Dishes
Lunch
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Pongal

A delicacy with rice and lentils that serves as the traditional festive meal for the Tamil harvest festival.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Boil the rice and lentils together until they are soft and mushy.
  2. In a deep pan, heat the ghee and add all the other ingredients to it. Stir fry for a minute.
  3. Add the boiled rice and lentils into the deep pan, mix well and garnish with a few fried cashew nuts and curry leaves.
  4. Serve hot with coconut chutney.
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Nutrition summary:

There are 296 calories in 1 serving of Pongal.
Calorie break-down: 10% fat, 76% carbs, 14% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories
296
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
3.24g
5%
Saturated Fat
1.963g
10%
Trans Fat
-
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.269g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.3g
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Sodium
1105mg
46%
Total Carbohydrate
55.47g
18%
Dietary Fiber
8.4g
34%
Sugars
0.81g
Protein
10.27g
Vitamin D
-
Calcium
140mg
14%
Iron
16.38mg
91%
Potassium
312mg
9%
Vitamin A
250IU
5%
Vitamin C
5.4mg
9%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
15%
of RDI*
(296 calories)
15% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (76%)
 
Fat (10%)
 
Protein (14%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories


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