Saturday, 7 March 2015

Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal is a famous breakfast dish of South India. It is easy to make, and it tastes best with sambar and coconut chutney. 
Step 1:
Lets start with cooking of the rice and dal....
Ingredients:

Rice 1 cup
Moong Dal 1/2 cup
Salt as per taste
Water 4 cups

Method:
Wash  rice and keep ready aside.
In a pan, dry roast moong dal till nice aroma comes. Be careful not to burn it.
Now, in a pressure cooker, add rice, moong dal and salt along with 4 - 5 cups of water and pressure cook for 5 whistles. As the pressure releases, open and mix the rice - moong dal and keep ready.

Step 2:
Lets temper and cook the Ven Pongal...
Ingredients:
Oil 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Peppercorns  8 - 10
Asafoetida 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Ginger grated / sliced thinly 1 inch
Green Chili 1/2 slit
Curry Leaves few 

For cooking:
Water 1/2 cup
Milk as per needed {optional}
Salt as per needed 

Extra ingredient:
Cashew nuts 4 cut
Ghee 1 tsp

Method:
In a pan heat ghee. Roast cashew nuts until light brown. Transfer it to a bowl.

In the same pan, heat oil. As its heated, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, peppercorns, green chili and ginger. As the tempering is done, add the cooked rice - moong dal into it, along with 1/2 cup water and if needed little salt. Mix well.

Cook for 6 - 7 minutes. If it gets thickenedadd water or milk as per the consistency needed.

Now add the cashew nuts and serve hot.


Top it with ghee and enjoy.......

29 comments:

  1. It looks yummy. Perfect breakfast recipe. :)

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  2. Perfect South Indian breakfast,looks yummy

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  3. A new & interesting South Indian recipe......will try.
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  4. Ye please. A dish synonym in almost every Indian household.

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  5. Looking so yummy, very easy and clear instruction given.

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    1. Thanks a lot, feels glad on such words....

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  6. Love the look of Ven Pongal. Wholesome and delicious!!

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  7. Yummy pongal:)...It's a favourite at my home:)..Loved it jeena:)

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    1. Thanks a lot Padma, Such words feels appreciated...

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  8. Venpongal looks delicious, My favorite amma makes it more often.

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    1. Oh ok, thats nice to know,and Thanks a lot

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  9. Love how simple and clean this recipe is! I can have a bowlful any day!! ~ Savita

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  10. healthy n easy one..i like pepper corns in veg pongal :)

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