I am a big fan of Pongal since my MBA days. Pongal used to be served regularly at IIMA along with Medu Vada. It was a combination that I used to look forward to at breakfast. Recently I searched online for quick pongal recipes and found this one which comes very close to what was served on campus.
Wash 2 cups rice
and ½ cup Moong Dal
(Basically 4:1 proportion)
Now cook the rice and moong dal in a pressure cooker with 7-8 cups of water and 1 tsp of turmeric
for 2-3 whistles. The rice needs to be well cooked till soft.
Remove from flame. Add salt to taste
Give a tempering (chaunk) of whole 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 2 twigs of curry leaves and 1inch ginger
finely chopped in 2 tbsp of ghee
Add to the rice mixture and serve.
You can also add ghee – fried cashews if you like.