Ven pongal/Ghee Pongal | How to make Ven pongal/Ghee Pongal

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  • By Chitra Sendhil
    Created on 25th Aug 2015

About Ven pongal/Ghee Pongal

Ven pongal also known as ghee pongal & khara pongal is one of the most popular South Indian breakfast recipes especially in Tamil Nadu.It is usually served with chutney & sambar.My Mom & MIL makes it very well.Here i have shared the same.It can done in one pot easily.

Ven pongal/Ghee Pongal is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. Ven pongal/Ghee Pongal by Chitra Sendhil is a step by step process which is best to understand for the beginners. Ven pongal/Ghee Pongal is a dish which comes from Tamil Nadu cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 0 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Ven pongal/Ghee Pongal takes few minute for the preparation and 15 minute for cooking. The aroma of this Ven pongal/Ghee Pongal make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then Ven pongal/Ghee Pongal will be the best option for you. The flavor of Ven pongal/Ghee Pongal is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Ven pongal/Ghee Pongal at your weekends and impress your family and friends.

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Ven pongal/Ghee Pongal

Ingredients to make Ven pongal/Ghee Pongal

  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Moong dal -1 tbsp
  • Ghee – 2 –3 tbsp
  • Pepper corns – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera – 2 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece ( finely chopped)
  • Hing/Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Cashew – 5 nos (break into half)
  • Water - 4.5 - 5 cups

How to make Ven pongal/Ghee Pongal

  1. Take raw rice & moong dal in a bowl and wash it twice. Set aside.Chop the ginger and crush it along with pepper corn & curry leaves.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a pressure cooker.When the ghee is hot, add the cashew, hing, jeera and saute well till it starts to splutter.Add water carefully.
  3. When the water starts to boil,add the washed rice+dal & ginger mix.Close the cooker.When steam comes out from the nozzle,put the whistle and simmer the flame.
  4. After 15 minutes, switch off flame and let pressure drop.Lastly add 1 tbsp of ghee,mash in well and serve immediately.Enjoy with coconut chutney or gosthu !
My Tip: If u r making for guests , add one more tbsp of ghee at the end before serving… Usually vanaspati / Dalda is added in restaurants. But we all know its bad for health.. So its better to use cooking oil & ghee combination as it is low in calories too… The quantity of water completely depends on the quality of rice. My mom adds roasted pepper powder on top of pongal along with jeera and other things to get more spicy taste. As we don’t eat whole pepper corns ,she follows this way to include pepper in our food..Adding hing and ginger gives a restaurant touch. U can replace ginger bits with ginger paste or grated ginger too.

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