Moongilarisi Pongal
Jan. 20, 2016, 11:47 p.m.

Moongilarisi Pongal-1

Moongilarisi Pongal recipe - Starting 2016 with all the festivity, wish you all a happy pongal 2016 :) I have a super healthy yummy moongilarisi pongal for you, this year. Moongilarisi or bamboo rice is nature's one of the best gifts. It is a storehouse of immense health benefits. They provide lots of fiber thus helping the diabetic, strength to weak bones n joints, increases fertility etc. Bamboo rice is found widely in forest areas and they have been a source of income to the tribals. The first show that I made for Tv was moongilarisi payasam :) Moongilarisi pongal was another hit recipe at home ! Do try out the recipe and give me feedback :)

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Moongilarisi Pongal


For video recipe, watch Pongal episode.


Marination time : 8 hours  |  Cooking time : 40 minutes |  Serves : 3 to 4


1 cup Moongilarisi or bamboo rice

3 tbspn Moong dal

1 cup Jaggery


1 cup milk

cashews & raisins

Pinch of cardamom powder




1. Soak bamboo rice overnight for 7 to 8 hours in water.

2. Next morning, grind the soaked rice into a coarse paste in a blender.

3. Dry roast moong dal until it leaves aroma. The dal should not change color.


1. Heat a pressure cooker with 2 cups water and 1 cup milk.

2. Add the coarse rice paste with a pinch of salt and a 1/4 tspn ghee.

3. Pressure cook on a medium to high flame for 3 whistles and 5 minutes on a low flame.

4. Once it is cooked, open the cooker. Mush any lumps that are formed with the back of your spoon.

5. Add moong dal to it. Pressure cook again on a low to medium flame for two whistles.

6. Boil jaggery in a pan on a low flame with 1/4 cup water and pinch cardamom powder. Stop boiling until jaggery liquifies.

7. Stain the jaggery syrup and set it aside.

8. In a kadai, heat ghee. Roast the cashews and raisins. Remove from heat and set aside.

9. In the same kadai, add the pressure cooked rice dal mix, jaggery syrup. Cook on a low flame with constant stirring.

10. Keep adding a tspn of ghee in 3 regular intervals. Let it cook on a low flame for another 3 minutes.

11. Add the ghee roasted nuts and raisins. Serve hot with bread vadas, they are instant. You should try them :)

Please do try out this healthy tasty Moongilarisi Pongal and let me know your comments. Your comments help me grow. You can reach out for any doubts via mail or FB msg. Also, do not forget to send a picture when you try them, so that I can feature your creation on my FB page :)

Love & Shalom,


Jofy Abraham
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