September 12, 2016

Katte Pongali Prasadam for Lord Ganesha

This is GANESH NAVARATRI time, so everyone do search different varieties of traditional prasadams to offer Lord Ganesha !!! Today I want to share one of the best traditional Prasadam "Katte Pongali".


"Katte Pongali" is a traditional Andhra recipe usually served as Prasadam(Prashad) in temples. It is a pure comfort food with unique taste. Tempering with ghee, cashew nuts and pepper corns gives delicious taste to this dish. I made this prasadam for Lord Ganesha in Ganesh Navratri time, you too try this recipe,offer to Lord Ganesh and get blessed with Ganesha blessings :) It's a simplest and easiest recipe that everyone can make too especially beginners. Today we will learn the making of "Katte Pongali" in Andhra style !! Let us see the ingredients and Procedure.
Ingredients :
1 cup Raw Rice
1/4 cup of Yellow Moong Dal / Pesarapappu
3 - 4  cups of water
3-4 table spoons Ghee
1 table spoon cumin seeds/ jeelakarra
1 table spoon grated Ginger
1 1/2  table spoons of Pepper corns or Miriyalu (crushed into powder)
12 curry leaves
12-15 cashew nuts slightly toasted in ghee till golden colour
5-6 green chillies cut into lengthwise
Salt to taste

Procedure :
1. Take a Pan, dry roast both rice and moongdal separately until it is hot
     to touch.
2. Fry Cashew nuts in 1 table spoon of ghee till golden colour and 
    keep aside.
3. In a vessel, add rice and moongdal,wash it twice and rinse completely.
4. In a pressure cooker, add rice and moongdal, water and salt for 
    4 whistles on medium flame.
5. Open the cooker, once the pressure subsides and transfer it into 
     a serving bowl.
6. Heat 1 table spoon of ghee, add green chillies, curry leaves, 
    pepper powder,cumin seeds, fried cashew nuts for 2 to 3 seconds 
    and pour it over the rice,dal mix. (you can pour pepper powder
    slightly for strong pepper flavour)
7. Now add salt to the mixture and mix well, cook on low flame for 
    2 seconds. Switch off the flame, and serve hot with coconut chutney 
    or sambhar.


  1. Wow.. this is excellent share. Whether this is same recipe of prasad which is served at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, in tirumala..
    I'm great fan of laddu and this rice preparation.
    Thank you sooooooo much for this wonderful share..

  2. Yes Deepa !! but i made in my own way !! you too try it once and drop your feedback here :)

    1. Yes, will surely revert back very soon.. i can't tell you how much i love this preparation. Thank you.

    2. Thanks for your valuable feed back Deepa!! :)


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