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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ven Pongal | Khara Pongal | Ghee Pongal

khara pongal
Ven Pongal or Khara Pongal is an authentic south Indian Breakfast . Ghee Pongal is prepared from rice and moong dal. Ven pongal is served as prasadam in some temples in Tamil Nadu. Serve this Khara Pongal with Coconut Chutney  and Sambar. In restaurants, pongal is served with Medhu Vadai Check below for the detailed step wise instructions and pictures  for  one of the favourite festival recipe - Ven Pongal.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins 
Ready In: 25 mins
Yields : 4 Servings.

Venn Pongal and Medhu Vadai

1 Cup
Moong dal
3/4 Cup
4 tbsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Curry leaves
Pepper corns
2 tsp
Ginger shredded
1 tbsp

Asafoetida powder
1/4 tsp

  • Soak rice and moong dal for 20 mins and pressure cook it for 4 whistles with 5 cups of water.

  • Heat ghee in the pan and roast cashews till they turn golden colour.

  • Remove the cashews  from pan. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida powder, shredded ginger and pepper corns. Fry it till ginger raw smell goes off.Add it to pongal. Add salt and roasted cashews to the pongal and mix it well.
Venn Pongal / Ven Pongal / Khara Pongal / Ghee Pongal

I used sona massori rice for preparing Pongal
Adjust black pepper to your taste.

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