Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal | How to make Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal

By Alka Jena  |  14th May 2016  |  
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  • Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal, How to make Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal
Ven Pongal or Khara Pongalby Alka Jena
  • Prep Time

    10

    mins
  • Cook Time

    10

    mins
  • Serves

    2

    People

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About Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal

Ven Pongal is a spicy and savory rice pongal that is rich, healthy, delicious and savory. Specially prepared during the harvest festival of Sankranti in South India, mixed with moong dal and spices, the dish celebrates the grain which signifies a new harvest.The Ven pongal dish can be considered a one-pot meal, and enjoyed with coconut raita and achar.

Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Alka Jena is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal is 10 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 10 minutes. This is recipe of Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal is perfect to serve 2 people. Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal by commenting on this page below!

Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal

Ingredients to make Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal

  • 1/2 cup Rice
  • 1/2 cup Moong dal
  • Water - 4 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon grated Ginger
  • For the tempering:
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida (Hing)
  • 8-9 curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies, slit
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely grounded black pepper

How to make Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal

  1. Wash the rice and dry roast the moong daal in a pressure cooker until it is slightly fragrant.
  2. Add the rice and 4 cups of water, ginger and salt in the pressure cooker and pressure cook till done.
  3. Once cool, open the pressure cooker and slightly mash the pongal so that it is slightly mushy. Here you might be needing more water to make it runny.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan. Once the ghee is hot, add cumin seeds, hing, curry leaves, green chilli and peppercorns and let them crackle for a few a seconds. Pour the tempering over the pongal.
  5. Mix before serving and simmer for a minute. Serve hot with coconut raita and achar.

Reviews for Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal (1)

Reema Thukral2 years ago

Delicious! will try for sure.
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