Monday, April 4, 2011

Ven Pongal


Weekends are meant to do things leisurely, hence I used to start my cooking late on weekends. Here is a quick recipe for your weekend breakfast. Ven pongal is a favorite dish for most vegetarians. It takes just 15-20 minutes to prepare them. Here goes the preparation.

Ingredients:

  1. Raw rice – 1 cup
  2. Moong dal – ½ cup
  3. Cumin seeds – 4 tsp
  4. Pepper – 4 tsp(whole pepper and not ground one)
  5. Cashew nuts – 7nos.
  6. Ghee – 3 tbsp
  7. Curry leaves – 5-6(to garnish)
  8. Salt – to taste

Direction:

  1. Add rice and moong dal along with 3 cups of water and pressure cook them till you get 6 whistles.
  2. Now open the cooker and see whether they are mashed completely.
  3. Take a non-stick frying pan and add about 1 tbsp of ghee.
  4. To the heated ghee add cumin seeds, pepper, cashewnuts and fry them till they turn golden brown in color.
  5. Now transfer the sauteed mixture to the mashed rice and moong dal also add salt according to your taste.
  6. Stir them uniformly and then add remaining 2 tbsp of ghee for extra flavor and taste.
  7. Garnish them with curry leaves.
  8. Serve them hot with chutney and sambar.




17 comments:

S.Menaga said...

எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த டிபன்...

aipi said...

Delicious n homey- nice recipe!

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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy and easy recipe...

Shanavi said...

My fav for breakfast..Can't go wrong !!!

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

thisa is an all time favourite breakfast.. love htis...

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Perfect for breakfast..

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Satya Chaitanya said...

this is my favourite rice .... very lovely and yummy ...
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Smitha said...

had it over the weekend...can surely have it again!
very tmpting!
Smitha
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Only Fish Recipes said...

delicious pongal...perfect for breakfast !

SouthindianHome said...

Delicious Ven pongal

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

delicious and tempting pongal !!

Nandini said...

Healthy and nice dish for breakfast!

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Nava.K said...

Lovely Valar, great with spices added inside.

Prathima Rao said...

Healthy & tasty..Love the addition of spices..
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pigpigscorner said...

It looks so delicious! Easy and yummy!

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