Recipes for Shasti Special Pulagam



Pulagam is a simple rice and dal combination.Which is especially made during pooja for goddess lakshmi and also during fasting  or when any one is in recovery state of injury, as it gives energy and yet simple to digest with minimum ingredients like salt and ghee

Ingredients :

Rice   2 cups
Moong dal / green gram dal  1 cup
Red chillis   1 to 2 nos
Cumin seeds  1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Curry leaves  few
Hing  2 pinch
Turmeric powder  2 pinch
Salt to taste
Oil or Ghee  4 tbsp
Water 4 cups (if u need u can add more)

Method :

Wash rice and daal  and drain the water keep it aside.Now in a pressure cooker put rice and daal together and add water , salt and cook till its soft ( like a porridge stage) Heat oil or ghee in a pan, add cumin ,mustard, red chilles, curry leaves, hing , let them splutter.Now add the tampering to the cooked rice and moong dal.It is taken hot as such or with any chutney or curry if one likes.Other variants / Cuisine Style : 

1.Can make it rich by adding roasted cashew nuts.

2.with pepper corns 

3.Masala kichidi with other spices

4. Vegetable kichidi using vegetables.

Delicious pulagam is ready to taste. Have it with any of your favorite chutney