Ven Pongal Recipe | Ghee Pongal Recipe |Most Popular South Indian Recipe

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Ven Pongal Recipe | Ghee Pongal Recipe |Most Popular South Indian Recipe. Ghee Pongal is one of the regular breakfast in TamilNadu.  It is protein packed and delicious with a good aroma of ghee and seasoned ingredients for morning breakfast.DSC_1749

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Ven pongal/Ghee pongal


  • Author: Nithya Ravikumar
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Moog dal- 1/4 cup
  • Pepper- 1 tsp.
  • Water – 4 cups
  • TO TEMPER:
  • Ghee- 2 tbs
  • Pepper – 1tsp
  • Cumin- 1 tsp
  • Ginger – 1tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 string.
  • Hing- a pinch.
  • Cashews- 10.
  • Salt to taste.

Instructions

  1. Pressure cook rice, moong dal and 1 tsp of pepper with 4 cups of water for 3 whistles.
  2. Once it is cooked mash it well.
  3. In a small pan add in ghee fry the cashews and keep aside.
  4. In the same pan add cumin, pepper, curry leaves,hing,ginger and fry for 2 mins.
  5. Add the tempered items to the cooked pongal and mix ell.
  6. Serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar.

STEP BY STEP PICTURES:

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Add the rice and moong dal

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Add water.

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Add pepper corns.

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Add salt

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Pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles.

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Mash the daal with ladle.

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Fry the cashews in ghee.

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Fry the cumin seeds, pepper corns, ginger, hing, curry leaves.

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Add all the temperings to the cooked pongal and mix well.

Ven pongal/ Ghee pongal is ready!!! It goes extremely well with coconut chutney or sambar.

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