Ven Pongal

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves:2
Rated 3 based on 100 votes
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Category: Festive Recipe
Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - short grained Rice
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tbsp - split green gram/moong dal
  • Salt to taste
  • To Temper:
  • 1 tsp - whole peppercorns
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1 inch - ginger, peeled and sliced thinly
  • A pinch - Asafoetida
  • A few sprigs - Curry leaves
  • A few unbroken Cashew nuts

How to Make Ven Pongal

  • Wash and clean rice and dal well until the water runs clear. Mix them both and add 5 cups of water. Place them in a pressure cooker and cook for 10-15 minutes or until 3-4 whistles.
  • Meanwhile in a little ghee, temper the ginger slices, then add peppercorns and cumin.
  • Saute till aromatic and reddish.
  • At the very end, add curry leaves and asafoetida, stir for 2-3 seconds and remove with a slotted spoon.
  • In the same pan, add the cashew nuts and roast till they turn reddish.
  • Now along with salt, add the tempered spice/nut mixture and the rice. Mix well.
  • Serve hot.
  • Recipe Courtesy: http://chefinyou.com/