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Andhra Style Pongal Recipe

Updated on January 9, 2010

 Andhra style pongal is made with rice, moong dal and seasoned with green chillies, pepper powder, cumin powder, asafoetida, cashewnuts and curry leaves. Learn how to make andhra style pongal by following this easy recipe.

Andhra style pongal
Andhra style pongal

Andhra style Pongal recipe


  • Raw rice - 1 cup
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Whole black peppercorns - 4
  • Cumin seeds - 10
  • Grated ginger - 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ghee - 3 tablespoons
  • Curry leaves - 12
  • Green chillies - 3 (cut into lengthwise)
  • Roasted cashewnuts - 12
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Water - 6 cups
  • Salt to taste

How to make andhra style pongal?

Dry roast the moong dal till the aroma comes out. Wash raw rice and moong dal and rinse completely. Pressure cook rice, moong dal, asafoetida, black peppercorns, cumin seeds with water and salt for up to 6 whistles. After 15 minutes, transfer the cooked rice into a bowl. Heat ghee in a small pan and add green chillies, curry leaves, pepper powder, cumin powder and cashewnuts. Pour into a serving bowl and mix well. Enjoy your delicious andhra style pongal. You can also cook in the rice cooker, or pan.

Andhra style pongal recipe


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      pon-galll 5 years ago


      this guy took 13 minutes for a simple dish.


      dude looks like u forgot to lick the tempering dish...:)

      tamil snail slow pongal

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      Priya 7 years ago

      My mom greatly enjoyed how patiently a guy could cook. The last ingredient in good cooking is always patience I believe. Good job there. Wish we could have seen your face!

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      Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Great dish! I lived in Hyderabad and Chennai and prepare Pongal very well.