Ven Pongal Recipe

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Ven Pongal and Vada
Raw Rice – 1 cup
Green Gram Dal – 1/4 cup
Water – 4 to 5 cups
Salt to taste
Pepper – 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves – 2 sprigs
Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, finely grated
Ghee – 2 tblsp
Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp

1. Heat a kadai and dry roast the dal until it is hot.
2. Add one cup of water and allow to cook until it splits.
3. Wash rice and pressure cook with 3 1/2 cups of water, until very soft.
4. Mash rice lightly when it is still hot using the back of spoon.
5. Mix the rice with dal along with 1 tblsp of ghee.
6. Mix gently.
7. Add salt and cook under low flame for few minutes, stirring once or twice.
8. Heat the remaining ghee.
9. Fry the cashewnuts, pepper, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger, asafoetida and pour on top of the pongal.
10. Mix well.
11. Serve hot.

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3 thoughts on “Ven Pongal

  1. Praveen Kumar said on October 20, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks for pointing it out. The same has been fixed.

  2. Prakash said on October 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    ingred: 1/2 tsp ghee
    step 2 = saute … in 2 tsps ghee
    finally add remaining ghee?

    Remaining ghee= 0.5 – 2 = -1.5 !!!!!

  3. prkcharan said on February 14, 2010 at 5:21 am


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