Ven Pongal Recipe

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Ven Pongal
Side dishes
Preparation Time:
Ven Pongal requires 10 minutes for preparation and 35 minutes to cook.
Indian Cuisine
Measuring cup, A spoon to stir, A frying pan, Pressure cooker or a pot
Skill Level:
Quick And Easy

Ven Pongal Ingredients

  • White rice - 1 cup 
  • Yellow split moong dal - ½ cup
  • Ginger, finely chopped - 1 teaspoon 
  • Asafoetida (hing) - ¼ teaspoon
  • Pepper corns - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – 4 to 5
  • Cashew nuts, halved - 2 tablespoons
  • Oil - 2 tablespoon
  • Ghee - 2 tablespoons
  • Salt - to taste  

Preparation Method for Ven Pongal Recipe

  • Place the pan on the stove and let it heat on low flame.
  • Put the yellow moong dal in the pan and roast it, till a light aroma is released
  • Make sure that it has not turned brown.
  • Add washed rice to the roasted moong dal, adding slat to taste and 4 cups of water and is cooked using pressure cooker or traditionally in a pot.
  • In a separate pan, add oil and add cumin seeds, peppercorns, curry leaves, pepper powder, asafoetida overheating a bit.
  • In another small pan roast cashew nut in ½ tablespoon ghee till it turns golden and crispy.
  • As soon as the mixture of moong dal and rice is cooked, roasted spices, ghee, salt, spices, cashew nuts are added to the dal-rice mixture and mixed well.
  • Ven Pongal is ready to serve.