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Oats Pongal

oat pongal

Oats Pongal

This pongal made with Oats goes well with with Brinjal Gothsu or with any chutney.

Oats Pongal

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: BreakfastCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This pongal made with Oats goes well with with Brinjal Gosthu or with any chutney.


  • Oats – 1 cup

  • Green Gram Dhal – 1/2 cup

  • Fresh ginger – a small piece

  • Asafoetida Powder – two pinches

  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste

  • For seasoning:
  • Ghee – 1 to 2 teaspoons

  • Black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Jeera (cumin seeds) – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green Chilli – 1

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Cashew nuts – few (Optional)


  • Remove the skin from the ginger and chop finely.
  • Slit the green chilli into two.
  • Crush the pepper and jeera coarsely.
  • In a dry pan add oats and fry it just hot enough to touch. Remove it from the pan.
  • In the same pan add the dhal and fry just for few seconds.
  • Add both oats and dhal in a pressure cooker. Add chopped ginger, asafoetida powder, salt and three cups of water.
  • Close with lid and pressure cook it for 3 to 4 whistles. Allow to cool. Then open the cooker and mix it well.
  • In a small pan add the ghee and when it is hot, add cashew nuts, slit green chilli, curry leaves and pepper, jeera powder and pour it over the pongal. Mix it once again thoroughly.
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