Thursday, 16 January 2014

Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal is a traditional south Indian dish prepared during pongal festival, served as
a special 
dish on auspicious occasions, also offered to god at temples during several
puja/festival days. 
It is a popular dish in south Indian homes & a regular breakfast meal
in south Indian families.This is a dish similar to a khichdi, also known as khara pongal.
This dish prepared with rice & yellow moong dal.Fresh curry leaves & ghee is a must for
this dish.


 1/4 cup moong dal 
 1 cup rice 
 1 tsp asafoetida
 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
 1/2 tsp mustered seeds
 1/2 tsp black pepper powder 
 1 tbsp cumin powder 
 2 tbsp ghee 
 5-6 curry leaves
 8-10 cashew nut 
 6 cups water
 Salt to taste 


1. Wash & drain rice, dal together.

2. Heat ghee in the cooker, add mustered seeds, cumin seeds & curry leaves.

3. Now add rice & dal.

4. Fry until the ghee forms a coat over the mixture.

5. Add other ingredients except cashew nuts.

6. Add water & cook it covered.

7. Deep fry cashew nuts.

8. Stir occasionally till the rice gets fully done.

9. Garnish with fried cashews.

10. Serve with sambhar &coconut chutney.


  1. Best Breakfast Recipe :) Nice clicks dear