Pulagam (Moong Dal Rice )

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy




  • First dry roast the moong dal until it changes to light brown color.
  • Now take the rice into a bowl.
  • When it changes the color of the dal changes add rice to it.
  • Now wash the rice and dal and drain the water keep it aside.
  • Heat oil or ghee in a pan,add cardamom, cloves, bay leaves, peppercorns fry until the color is changed. Now add th rice and moong dal to it.
  • Fry for 4 to 5 minutes and put into rice cooker with 3 cups of water. Add salt,turmeric powder and jaggery mix well cook till rice is done.
  • Wait for 20 to 25 minutes till rice is cooked well. Now this plain pulgam is ready.
  • For Seasoning :
    Heat oil or ghee in a pan ,add cumin seeds,mustard seeds when it pops up add red chillis,green chillis,ginger paste,hing curry leaves let them fry for few minutes.
  • Now add the rice and salt into it mix well. Sprinkle little water and cover the lid cook for 5 minutes.
  • Now open the lid mix well. Off the flame.
  • Serve hot with chutney or pachadi.


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