Ven Pongal | How to make Ven Pongal

By Priya Satheesh  |  13th May 2016  |  
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About Ven Pongal Recipe

Ven pongal which is also called as kara pongal is a very popular breakfast dish in Tamilnadu. This goes yummy with coconut chutney and sambhar.

Ven Pongal is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Ven Pongal is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Ven Pongal by Priya Satheesh will help you to prepare the perfect Ven Pongal in your kitchen at home. Ven Pongal needs 10 minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Ven Pongal. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Ven Pongal. In case you have any questions on how to make the Ven Pongal you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Priya Satheesh. Ven Pongal will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Ven Pongal

Ingredients to make Ven Pongal

  • 1 cup Raw rice
  • 1/2 cup Moog dal
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 10 - 15 cashews
  • 1 tsp jeera / Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp crushed peppercorns
  • 1 inch ginger piece, chopped and crushed
  • 5 tbsp ghee

How to make Ven Pongal

  1. Roast moong dal by adding a little ghee and keep aside.
  2. Mix both rice and dal. Wash and add the measured water and cook it for 5-6 whistles by adding salt and turmeric powder.
  3. Once the pressure subsides, open and mash the rice.
  4. Heat ghee in a small pan or kadai and add cumin seeds followed by peppercorns, cashews, crushed ginger, curry leaves and crushed pepper corns.
  5. Add the thalimpu to the mashed rice and mix well.
  6. Adjust salt and add extra ghee for the flavor.
  7. Serve hot with chutney and sambhar.

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