Sunday, February 6, 2022

Hot and spicy Oats pepper Pongal

ஓட்ஸ் மிளகு பொங்கல் . Spicy oats for breakfast is always welcomed in many houses. I prepare this quick and easy breakfast for us often. I cooked the old fashioned oats and green gram in Instant pot. After releasing the pressure I would garnish it with spices as usual like how we do the ordinary ven pongal. But we can make it using any kind of oats and we can do the tempering before pressure cooking too. Anyways the pongal tastes amazing. Here is my version of the oats Pongal recipe. 

Hot and spicy Oats pepper Pongal with coconut chutney

Oats pongal made in Instant pot

Ingredients: (2 servings)
Oats - 1 1/4 cup
pink / white salt - 1/2 tsp (to taste)
(we can use rolled oats, quick or old fashioned or steel cut oats)
Moong dal - 1/4 cup
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
asafoetida (hing) - a pinch
ghee - 1 tsp (or sesame oil)
black pepper - 1 tsp
crushed black pepper - 1 tsp
curry leaf - 1 sprig
cumin - 1/2 tsp
cashew nuts -3 (break into tiny pieces)
ginger - 1 inch 

Pressure cook together green gram (moong dal), oats, 2 cups water, salt, turmeric powder, hing in instant pot (electric cooker) for 2 minutes. Or in regular pressure cooker for 2 whistles.
To temper: In a small wok, heat 1 tsp ghee. Add whole black pepper , cumin, cashew and wait till cashew turns golden. Then add minced ginger, curry leaf. Pour it over the cooked items and give it a stir.
Sprinkle crushed black pepper for taste. Enjoy piping hot pepper oats pongal with coconut chutney or sambar.
Hot and spicy pepper pongal is ready !

Serving suggestion:
Serve as breakfast or any meal.
Makes 2 generous servings.

Instant pot (electric cooker) version:
Start the recipe with tempering. Then add water and all the items mentioned for pressure cooking.
Pongal gets cooked in 2 min pressure cook setting.

Oats (quaker old fashioned) 1/2 c - 150 cal
ghee 1 tsp - 90 cal
moong dal 1/4 c - 120 cal
1 cashew - 9 cal
total (approx) = 612 /2 = 300 to 320 cal per person approximately.

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