October 1, 2015

Ven Pongal

     The difference between other pongal recipe and this pongal recipe is that, unlike others we mix all the ingredients with the rice and dal mixture at the initia stage itself. This procedure makes the pongal more flavourful.

Check out my other Pongal Recipes:

Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Breakfast
Preparation Time:  15 mins  | Cooking Time: 25 mins | Serves: 3-4

Raw Rice (ponni) / Pacharisi
Split Green Gram / Moong  dal / Paasipparuppu
½ cup
Cumin Seeds
1 tsp
Black Pepper
1 tsp
 1 inch (grated)
Curry Leaves
1 spring
As required
4 ½ cups
Turmeric Powder
A pinch
Asafoetida or Hing
¼ tsp
To Temper

2 tbsp
Cashew nuts (chopped)

1. Dry roast moong dal till a nice aroma comes out.
2. Dry roast the rice for just 2-3 mins or till it get really hot. But take care to avoid the rice pop out.
3. Allow them to cool down and mix them together. Wash and soak it in 2 cups of water for 15 mins.
4. Dry roast pepper and cumin seeds together till the aroma comes out.
5. In a pressure cooker, add the rice and moon dal mixture with soaked water. Then add the roasted pepper and cumin seeds, curry leaves, grated ginger, salt , turmeric powder, hing and 2 ½ cups of water. Mix them well.
6. Pressure cook for 1 whistle in high flame and keep the flame in simmer and cook for 7 more mins.
7. Heat the pan, add ghee and fry the cashew nuts till they become golden color.
8. After the pressure has gone, temper it with fried cashew nuts. Mix them well and transfer it into a serving bowl or hot box.
     Yummy and tasty ven pongal is ready to eat. Serve it with coconut chutney and sambar.

1. You can use the rice and dal soaked water also.
2. You should not keep the pongal in the cooker itself. Because the pongal will become thick soon.

3. Adding turmeric powder is optional.


Unknown said...

Wow.. Perfect pongal recipe..

Gauri said...

Such a easy, simple, yet healthy meal

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