January 11, 2013

Ven Pongal

Ven pongal | Khara Pongal is one of the usual dish we make at home for breakfast and sometime even for dinner. My mom makes this extremely well and since tomorrow is the first day of the tamil month margazhi, i thought of posting this recipe which was lying in my draft for a long time.


Raw Rice - 1 cup
Yellow Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 5/6 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - To taste
Curry leaves - A few
Nuts - 15


Wash the rice , dal,salt and add 4-5 cups of water.
Pressure cook till 4-5 whistles.
When it is done, mash this nicely with the back of the ladle.
In a kadai, add the ghee and throw in the black pepper and when it crackles add the cashew nuts and saute in a low flame till it becomes golden brown colour.
Lastly add the cumin seeds and switch off the flame in few seconds.Add curry leaves to this and saute for a few seconds.
Switch off the flame.
Mix the spices to the cooked rice and dal.
Mix well.
If you want just add a spoon of ghee to this and mix well.

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