Ven Pongal

February 18, 2014

Author Notes: Pongal is a popular breakfast dish in South India. Typically served with coconut chutney and sambar.Praveen Kumar

Serves: 2


  • 2 cups Rice
  • 1/4 cup Moong Dal
  • 2 teaspoons Black Peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • handfuls Cashewnuts
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida Powder
  • sprigs Curry Leaves
  • pinches Salt
In This Recipe


  1. Fry the cashewnuts in little ghee and keep aside.
  2. Combine the rice and dal in a pan and wash well.
  3. Drain and add 7 cups of water.
  4. Pressure cook till 4 whistles and remove.
  5. Heat ghee in a pan.
  6. Add the cooked rice and dal.
  7. Add salt and stir to mix well.
  8. Garnish with fried cashewnuts.
  9. Serve with coconut chutney and sambar.

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