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Ven pongal

Aparna Prakash
10 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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Deliciously satisfying, one pot meal with rice and lentils, flavored with ghee and garnished with nuts!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Breakfast and Brunch

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 1/2 cup Raw rice
  2. 1/8 cup Moong dal
  3. 1 1/2 cups water
  4. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  5. 1/2 tsp cumin powder (optional)
  6. 6-7 Whole peppercorns
  7. 2 tsps Finely chopped ginger
  8. 1 + 1/4 tbsp ghee
  9. 2 tbsps Gingelly or cooking oil
  10. salt to taste
  11. cashews for garnish


  1. Wash the rice and dal and cook them in a pressure cooker, along with some salt, pepper, and cumin powder (if using).
  2. Cook for 6 whistles (time may vary based on rice and cooker used)
  3. Place the cooker aside, until the pressure releases.
  4. Heat a thick bottomed vessel on medium heat and add 1 tbsp ghee and oil.
  5. Add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle. Once the sizzling reduces, add the cooked rice-dal mixture and stir thoroughly. The mixture should be mashed as much as possible.
  6. Heat the ¼ tbsp ghee in a small pan, add the cashew nuts and toast for a couple of minutes. Add the toasted cashews to the mashed mixture and serve hot with coconut chutney/sambar, vada.

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shilpa krishnamurthy
shilpa krishnamurthy   Feb-21-2017

A perfect recipe on a bad tummy day

Usha Devaraj
Usha Devaraj   Jul-28-2016

when do u add ginger?

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