ven pongal

Ven pongal recipe, How to make ven pongal

A delicious recipe  made with rice and moong dal can never be left out in breakfast list. The aroma of the ghee and the crunchiness of the cashews cannot make the day any better. It tastes best when served hot with sambar and coconut chutney. When we were newly wed  and became nuclear family i used to crave for this pongal a lot and my husband used to get it from hotel as i dint know to cook and now whenever i make it for breakfast  my husband always reminds me of it and now i am happy to help other beginners with my recipe.  So lets get started.

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  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Moong dal – 1 cup
  • Water
  • Salt

For seasoning

  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Cashew – 10
  • Peppercorn – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
  • Few curry leaves

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How to make ven pongal with step by step images

ven pongal

  1. Wash and soak the rice and dal together for at least 1 hour.ven pongal
  2. Then pressure cook it for 3 whistles adding 3 cups of water and salt.  After the pressure has been released mash the  rice and dal mixture.
  3. Heat a small pan add ghee, add ginger when it gets aromatic add cashew fry till golden brown, finally add cumin seeds, peppercorn and curry leaves after they splutter add it on to the pongal mixture.
  4. Serve it hot with coconut chutney and sambar.


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