Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal is a simple and popular South Indian dish served as breakfast in all most all the homes especially in Tamil Nadu. Ven Pongal and Sakkarai pongal are two special pongals made on Pongal festival (Harvest festival) as neivedhyam to Sun god. It is very simple and easiest break fast to make.

Here’s how to make ven pongal with step by step photos…



Ingredients

Raw rice
1 cup
Moong Dhal/Pacchaparuppu
½ cup
Cashew nuts
6
Black pepper
2 tsp
Cumin seeds
2 tsp
Green chillies
2 slit length wise
Ginger
½ inch finely chopped
Ghee
2 tbsp
Oil
2 tsp
Curry leaves
6

Method

Wash both rice and dhal together. Add 4 ½ cups of water and pressure cook it for 3 whistles. [If you are using old rice use more water].


After the steam releases, add about 1 cup of water and mash the rice and dhal really well.
In a kadai heat oil and ghee together, add green chillies and ginger and sauté until the raw smell goes off. Now add cashews and fry them until golden brown. Add the black pepper, cumin seeds, curry leaves and sauté for 20 sec. Now add the cooked pongal and mix them really well. Make sure the stove is in low flame and keep it for about 2 min and switch it off.

Yummy and healthy ven pongal is ready, serve it with hot sambar or chutney. Check out the links below for sambar's.



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26 comments:

  1. My all time favorite! With Vadai and sambar..Heaven is in front of our eyes!

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  2. VENN PONGAL SUPERB! VERY TASTY TIFFIN ITEM. THANKS FOR SHARING. PICTURES. SHOWN ARE VERY NICE.

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  3. VERY TASTY VENN PONGAL. THANKS FOR SHARING. PICTURES ARE ALSO VERY NICE.

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  4. Looks super yummy,Priya! :)
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  5. yummy and healthy veg pongal...

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  6. My fav. Nice with pachi pulusu.

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  7. I am so tempted after looking at the tempting outcome. Wish I can taste some of it.

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  8. Yummy ven pongal...very inviting too

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  9. POngal vada,sambar,one of my favourite breakfast,inviting dish.

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  10. Delicious pongal Priya. Very yumm.

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  11. healthy and delicious pongal...
    Thanks for linking with my event “Foodabulous Fest –April Month Series”

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  12. Wow Priya . My most favorite breakfast and urs look really inviting .

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  13. Pongal looks inviting....... yummy.

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  15. One of my favs !! I feel very drowsy after eating this.. But still I love it :)

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  16. This looks really tempting Priya... Wish to have the whole plate... :-)

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  17. Thank you all for the wonderful comments, it keeps my day going...

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  18. this looks so yummmmmmmyyyyy

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  19. love this with sambar and chutney dear..

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  20. Awesome recipe and perfect for festive season

    Thanks for sharing with us

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