|Keerai pongal with eggplant curry, pappad|
brown rice - 3/4 cup
green gram dal (moong dal) - 1/2 cup
water - 4 cups
spinach - 2 cups (chopped)
salt - to taste
turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
hing - a pinch
ghee - 1 tbsp (while serving)
ghee - 1 tbsp
cumin - 1 tsp
black pepper - 1 tsp
green chilly - 2
curry leaves - few
Rinse the brown rice , dhal and soak for 30 minutes - 1 hour. This helps in easy cooking. Pressure cook the rice and dal together with water, salt and turmeric powder.
In another cooking vessel, temper the items mentioned. Heat 1 tbsp ghee. Add cumin, black pepper , chopped green chillies, curry leaves and saute a little. Add the cooked rice+dal.
Chop the spinach finely. Put the chopped spinach and add some more water to cook.
Switch off , as soon as the spinach gets cooked. Add 1 tbsp ghee and mash gently with a spatula and serve hot.
Serve as lunch.
Good side dishes are coconut chutney, baingan ka parta, sambar, pappad.