Ven Pongal

23:22 Niloufer Riyaz 0 Comments

Ven pongal the most famous Tiffin variety. Vadai, sambar and chutney is the most ideal to serve along with ven pongal. This has been the favorite breakfast for my father and my husband especially on a weekend holiday morning. This recipe is a diet conscious recipe as only little ghee is required to make pongal
You need
Raw rice                1 cup
Moong dhal           1/4 cup
Peppercorns          1tbsp
Jeera                     1 tbsp
Chopped ginger     1 tbsp
Cashews                10- 12
Curry leaves           few
Oil                          1/4 cup
Ghee                       1 1/2 tbsp
Asafoetida               small pinch
Salt to taste

Wash the rice and dhal together.
In a pressure cooker add the rice, dhal, salt and 4 cups of water.
Pressure cook for 4 whistles and simmer for 5 minutes.
Mash together the rice and dhal.
Heat oil in a small kadai, add pepper, jeera, cashew, curry leaves, and asafoetida. Fry for 1 1/2 minutes.
Add to the mashed dhal and rice.
Melt the ghee and add to it. Mix well.
Serve Ven pongal with coconut chutney, Sambar and vadai.
Bon Appetite!

Reposting this recipe and sending it to JFI-Breakfast by Suma event started by Indira