A favourite lazy food that we cook often when hubby is travelling is the pongal. Also called Ven pongal, or kara pongal on Khichadi. Here’s the recipe for it.
Many people eat it in India when their tummy user or when the ladies are just way too lazy to cook anything :p
Cashew nuts -6-7
Salt as taste
Oil – 1 1/2 tbsp
Ghee – 1 1/2 tbsp
Ginger finely chopped – 1 tsp
Cumin/ Jeera seeds – 1 tsp
Whole black pepper – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – few
Dry roast moong dal and rice separately until it is hot to touch. Do not over fry it.Fry cashew nuts in a tsp of ghee and keep it aside.
Mix both rice and dal, pressure cook adding salt, 2 1/2 – 3 cups of water for 4-5 whistles.The rice has to be cooked in such a way that it should be mushy. Heat oil + ghee, add finely chopped ginger, saute for 2-3 seconds, then add pepper, jeera seeds (you can pound pepper and jeera slightly for more flavor), curry leaves and pour it over the rice + dal mix. Add fried cashew nuts and mix everything well. Alternatively you can add rice+dal mix to the seasoning as I have done and mix well on low flame for 2 minutes. Serve hot with coconut chutney.