Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ven Pongal


Pongal is a south Indian traditional food. We can prepare varieties of pongal like Ven pongal, varakarisi pongal, kodo millet pongal, Oats Pongal, Sarkakrai pongal, Barle sweet pongal ,Milk pongal, Fruit pongal, Akkara vadisal & mix millet pongal...... 

Basmati rice  – 150  gram
Moong dal – 50 gram
 Asafoetida -2 pinches
 Salt - to taste
Ghee – 1 tspn
Water -  800 ml ( 4 glasses of water)

For seasoning:
Ghee + Oil – 2 tbspn
Cashew nuts – 2 tbpsn
Whole black pepper – 1 tspn
Cumin seeds – 1 tspn
Chopped ginger – ½  tspn
Chopped green chilli – ½ tspn
Curry leaves –few


Wash the yellow moong dal and drain it well.
Dry roast the dal slightly brown, in a heavy bottomed pan.
Soak the roasted dal and rice 10 minutes.
In a pressure cooker,  add soaked rice, moong dal,  salt,asafoetida, little ghee and water ..boil without closing the lid for  about 10 minutes , Now  close the lid and leave for 3 whistles.

Best side sidh  for  pongal ( samabar,urad dal vada, chana dal vada and mutter dal vada)

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