Huggi OR Pongal brown rice with Soya beans

It’s festive time again…Makara Sankranti festival will be celebrated mainly in South India on Wednesday and Thursday. This is a traditional dish for the festival with some variations..

Chitra's Healthy Kitchen

Pongal final


This is a south indian dish, which is similar to Pongal or Kichadi. Huggi is a dish prepared on the day of Makara Sankranthi, which can be served with coconut chutney. This is made similar to Pongal with few variations. Usually Avarekayi or Indian bean is used to this dish and in this recipe have used Soya bean.

I used brown rice and low oil hence the rice tends to dry faster. So feel free to add oil or butter or ghee or coconut milk for an added creamy texture.

Health benefits:
Brown rice nutrients are retained and it is a healthy alternative for white rice. Brown rice when consumed in adequate proportion suffice the nutrient requirement of your body to a large extent. It’s also a great meal idea for those being on a weight loss diet, and for diabetics and heart patients.

Serves: 2
Cooking time

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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on January 12, 2015, in Indian, Main dish. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I imagine this is very high in protein as well as the nutrients, sounds wonderful Chitra.

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  2. Great variation to the traditional dish dear:-)


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