Living away from home can be difficult at times, especially when you are unwell and want to really have a simple homecooked meal. This same situation was the reason behind my experiments in Kettle cooking. Bought a new Morphy Richards Insta Cook Noodle/Pasta and Beverage Maker Electric Kettle( 1 lit) and started my journey to make south Indian comfort meal.
Tried all these for my daughters who will use these premixes and use this kettle in their Hostel.
At first tried my daughter’s favourite comfort meal “Pongal Premix”
For Instant Pongal Mix : I took
Moong dal – 1 cup
Rice – 1 ½ cup
For seasoning: Ghee, mustard, cumin, hing, chopped curry leaves , chopped green chillies, ginger juveniles ,turmeric and pepper powder.
How to make: Take one kadai, add ghee, splutter mustard, cumin, hing, curry leaves ,green chillies ,ginger ,turmeric and fry nicely. Lastly add Pepper powder.
-Now add Moong dal and fry for two minutes. Then add rice, switch off the gas and mix everything nicely for 2 more minutes.
-Cool the mixture, pack it in an airtight container or in a zip lock bag.
-Take one and half cup of water, add half cup of Pongal premix and required salt and soak it in a kettle for 10 – 20 minutes.
-Switch on the kettle (Boil mode). It would turn off automatically within 2 ½ minutes if lid is on. Keep as it is for 5 to 10 minutes.
– once again switch on and repeat the procedure for once or twice by checking the doneness as well as water.
-After taking out the Pongal, pour some water for the used kettle to soak in, before you start eating.
-In this way, by the time you finish your eating, kettle will be ready for washing. You can use liquid dish washing soap and nonabrasive scrubber to clean inside. Take care of the outside base (no water should enter)
Note: Here, I have not used any coconut.
It’s ready and you can now enjoy your rice meal hot!