Ven Pongal

An easy made tamilnadu breakfast
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 4 people



  • Fry moong dhal in a vessel.
  • Wash the rice and moong dhal and soak it in water for half an hour.
  • For 2 cups of rice and moong dhal, add 3 cups of water and cook in a cooker.
  • When it gets done, add salt to it and mix it well.
  • In a pan, heat ghee and saute cumin seeds, pepper, kaaya podi curry leaves and cashew nuts.
  • Add it to cooked rice and keep it in stove for 2 mins and mix it well.
  • :- Pottu kadalai(roasted chenna) chutney and Coconut chutney are good combinations for Ven Pongal.
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Response (2)
  1. p
    priya sasikumar November 28, 2007

    good, nice to eat. Something different.

  2. A
    Anu August 6, 2008

    This recipe is prepared widely in Karanata as well. Adding green chilles will give a better taste. A pinch of turmeric adds a beautiful color to the preparation. Pongal tastes great with cocunut chutney and raita as well.

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