how to make pongal in instant pot

How to Make Pongal in an Instant Pot


  • 1 cup of Rice
  • 1/2 cup of Moong Dal
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Asafetida (hing)
  • 2 teaspoons of Ghee
  • 2 teaspoons of Coconut
  • Salt to taste


  1. Start your Instant Pot and add just enough water to cover the rice and dal.
  2. Add the Rice and Moong Dal to the Instant Pot.
  3. Add Salt, Black Pepper, Cumin, Asafetida, Ghee, and Coconut.
  4. Choose the “Porridge” setting and press “Start”.
  5. When the Pongal is done cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.
  6. Open the lid, fluff the Pongal with a fork, and serve.

Tips for Perfect Pongal

  • Make sure to use the correct ratio of Rice and Moong Dal for best results.
  • For a creamy texture, use a little more water than usual.
  • Don’t forget to add Ghee, Asafetida, Coconut, and the other spices.
  • If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can also make Pongal on the stovetop.


Making Pongal in an Instant Pot is easy and convenient, and the result is a delicious, creamy breakfast dish. Enjoy your homemade Pongal and be sure to experiment with different spices and ingredients for different flavors!