Urad Pongal - Make it grainy – it is matchless! Rice - 1 cup Urad dal (whole & white) - ½ cup Mix & cook with 2 ½ cups of water, hing & salt in a pressure cooker. Keep the water amount in such a way that the grains do not stick to eachother. This pongal should not be mushy. Oil +ghee - 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp Pepper-jeera coarsely powdered - 2 tsp Cashewnuts - 3 tsp Salt, curry leaves Heat oil+ghee. Temper with pepper & jeera, chopped cashew & curry leaves. Add the pongal & toss to mix. Serve hot. This goes with any gotsu or chutney.