Dry roast the dal in a pressure cooker until it is slightly fragrant.
Add the rice in the pressure cooker and wash the dal and rice.
Add 4 cups of water, ginger and salt, and pressure cook till done.
Remove the pressure cooker from heat and let the pressure release.
Heat ghee in a pan for tadka. Add cumin seeds, hing, curry leaves, green chillies and peppercorns
Pour the tadka over the pongal and give it a mix. Serve hot.
Tempering enhances the look and taste of this recipe and makes it very appetizing. To know in more see my detailed recipe