Ven Pongal

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Ven Pongal is a popular breakfast dish across South India made with rice and moong dal. It is a staple dish made during the harvest festival of Pongal. Most South Indian restaurants serve pongal & vada combo as one of the breakfast items on their menu. Ven Pongal goes well with sambar, coconut chutney or kathirikkai gojju.

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Ven Pongal Recipe

Ven Pongal is a rice dish prepared in South India and is often served as a breakfast item.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: South Indian

Ingredients for Ven Pongal

  • 500 g Raw Rice
  • 250 g Moong Dal
  • 50 g Cashewnuts
  • 20 g Black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 50 g Ghee
  • Salt to Taste

How to make Ven Pongal

  • In a pan, dry roast the dal until it is slightly aromatic.
  • Take a pressure cooker and heat half the ghee.
  • Add cumin and mustard seeds, green chillies and pepper.
  • Add rice and dal.
  • Stir fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add milk and 5 cups of water.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Cover and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles until the rice & dal are fully cooked and slightly mushy.
  • Heat the remaining ghee and fry the cashewnuts & curry leaves.
  • Garnish the pongal with this & serve hot.
  • Serve with chutney and sambar or kathirikai gojju.


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

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

  2. super

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