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Ven Pongal

Trisha Garg
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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A wide variety of South Indian recipes are relished during the Pongal celebration, which is a harvest festival. Ven Pongal is a very delectable dish made of rice and moogh daal

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 1 cup Raw rice
  2. 1/2 cup Moong Dal
  3. 2 teaspoon ghee
  4. 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
  5. As you required salt
  6. 1 pinch asafoetida
  7. 8 cashew nuts
  8. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  9. Few curry leaves
  10. 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  11. 2 teaspoon oil


  1. Fry the moong dal till slightly brown and you get the flavor
  2. Soak the rice and dal for half an hour (optional).
  3. Now heat the cooker and add a tsp of ghee and fry the ginger and the asafoetida for a few seconds.
  4. Now pressure cook the moong dal and the rice.Then you can start to do the seasoning if it ready
  5. Add oil in the kadai and fry the cashew nuts and set aside.
  6. In a pan add pepper and when it starts to splutter, add jeera and fry. Now add the cashew nuts and curry leaves and asafoetida and mix and add it to the pongal well .

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Maragatham Raj
Maragatham Raj   Oct-03-2017

ankita mishra
ankita mishra   Jun-28-2016

I guess you can pressure cook it till 2-3 whistles blow, am I right Trisha? Nice recipe btw :)

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