Ven pongal is a popular dish in South India and is typically served as a special breakfast . It can be served with chutney , sambar or kosthu. It is the most simplest and easiest breakfast recipe. It is the most filling and heavy breakfast variety. Lets learn the recipe.
Preparation Time:10 mints|Cooking Time:30 mints| Serves:3
Raw Rice - 3/4 cup
Moong Dal - 3/4 cup
water - 5 cups
ghee - 2 tbspn
cashew - 1 tbspn chopped
salt to taste
whole black pepper - 1 tspn
cumin seeds - 1 tspn
ginger - 1 inch shredded
curry leaves - 1 string
1. In a kadai dry roast both rice and moong dal slightly and pressure cook both together with 5 cups of water along with salt. Cook for 4 whistle and allow it to cool. Then mash it with back side of ladle.
2. Then in small pan heat 2 tbspn of ghee fry cashew slightly. Then add the curry leaves,hing,pepper,cumin,ginger. Cook for a min and add to the mashed pongal and mix well. Now pongal is ready to serve.
Then serve it with chutney or sambar.
My Notes :
Instead of ghee you can do it with oil.
You can also add the ginger directly to pressure cooker instead of frying and adding.
Instead of whole pepper you can add the crushed pepper.