Ven Pongal



Ven Pongal is one of the common South Indian breakfast recipes. When served hot with sambar and coconut chutney it is one of the best breakfast dishes.

Ven Pongal


 Ingredients:
  • Raw Rice - 1 cup
  • Split Moong Dhal - 1/2 cup 
  • Water - 4 cups
  • Cashew nut - 7 (halved) 
  • Cumin seeds (Jeera )- 1 tbsp 
  • Pepper seeds- 1/2 tbsp 
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece (crushed) 
  • Curry leaves - 4 or 5 leaves 
  • Oil  
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp 
  • Salt to taste
 

Method:
  1. Dry roast moong dhal in a pan until they are slightly brown.
  2. Pressure Cook raw rice and the roasted moong dhal with 4 cups of water along with salt until the rice is mushy.
  3. In a pan take a table spoon of oil and ghee, add pepper seeds and saute .
  4. Now add cumin seeds and saute.
  5. Then add curry leaves and ginger and saute.
  6. Finally add cashew nuts and saute till its slightly brown.
  7. Add the above roasted ingredients into the cooked rice and dhal and mix well. 
  8. Serve hot with sambar or coconut chutney.

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