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Ven Pongal Recipe

Ven Pongal is a popular Indian Main
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Pressure Cook Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
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  • 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:

    1. 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.
    2. Meanwhile in a little ghee, temper the ginger slices, then add peppercorns and cumin.
    3. Saute till aromatic and reddish.
    4. At the very end, add curry leaves and asafoetida, stir for 2-3 seconds and remove with a slotted spoon.
    5. In the same pan, add the cashew nuts and roast till they turn reddish.
    6. Now along with salt, add the tempered spice/nut mixture and the rice. Mix well.
    7. Serve hot.
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