Saturday, 22 December 2012

Ven Pongal

The common dish often seen at a South Indian breakfast is Pongal - a savory pudding made with beautiful combination of lentils and rice tempered with spices and nuts sauteed in Ghee.It is very easy and comfort food and best option to be served for guests.My hubby is big fan for this.Best served with sambar and coconut chutney. 

Ingredients :

Raw Rice
1 cup
Moong dal
¼ cup
2 tsp
Curry leaves
1 sprig
Cumin seeds
2 tsp
4 – 5
A pinch
2 Tbsp
As needed
3 cups

  1. Soak the rice and dal together for 30 mins and drain the water and set aside.
  2. Heat a cooker with a tsp of ghee fry ginger for few seconds
  3. Add 3 cups of water,bring to boil. Add the washed rice,dal,salt and pressure cook for 4 whistles in medium flame.
  4. Meanwhile get ready with the tempering items.In small pan add ghee, when hot add cashews and fry till it starts golden set aside.In the same pan add pepper, cumin seeds followed by curry leaves and asafoetida fry for 2 secs.
  5. Once pressure gets released add the tempered items.
  6. Serve hot with sambar and coconut chutney.


  1. my favorite and i do it the same way dear :) lovely and perfectly done

  2. Healthy and delicious breakfast. Very comforting too.

  3. My all time fav and love this with coconut chutney and sambhar!!! Perfectly done and neat presentation..

  4. Pongal is my favourite..I gave it a try and it came out very well..Excellent dish...Thanks for the recipe..


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