Take the moong dal and get rid of any stones.
Now, heat a pan and add the moong dal to the pan.
Roast the dal on low flame till it becomes aromatic.
Add the rice into moong dal and rinse it thoroughly.
Drain the rice and moong and add it in the pressure cooker.
Add 4 cups of water.
Now add chopped ginger. Add salt according to your liking and ¼tsp of turmeric powder.
Cook the pongal for 4-5 whistles.
Allow the pressure to naturally release before removing the lid to check for doneness and consistency.
Pongal has a mushy consistency, similar to Khichdi or porridge.
After opening the pressure cooker mash the pongal with theback of ladel.