Ven Pongal

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

Relish this Tasty pongal during festive occasion.

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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

  • 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.
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