Ven pongal | Khara pongal
Heart-warming Ven pongal will make you sit up and notice. When you feel hungry, Ven pongal is the best dish to curb your hunger pangs. Let Ven pongals bring joy in your life with its yummy flavours. With Ven pongal, you can also bring joy to others’ lives, that’s the power of good food. So, next time you are planning a get-together, you know your-go-to dish is Ven pongal. It’s easy to prepare and tastes great. Your family and friends will become your fans for preparing this awesome Ven pongal. This delicious Ven pongal prepared by parveen is perfect for special and memorable occasions. The rich flavours of this delicacy will make you a cooking-expert in your friend circle. This Ven pongal is quite popular around the world.
Ingredients (240 ml cup used)
- ½ cup rice
- ½ cup moong dal or pesara pappu or skinned split mung beans
- 8 Cashew nuts (or as needed optional)
- 1 inch ginger (grated or paste or sliced or chopped)
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- ½ tsp. cumin or jeera
- Pinch asafoetida or hing
- ½ tsp pepper corn
- 1 tbsp ghee (you can add more)
- 1 pinch Turmeric or haldi
How to make the recipe
Dry roast dal till they begin to smell nice. This step is optional.
Add rice and dal to a pot or cooker. Wash them at least three times.
Pour 1 ¾ to 2 cups water. Add salt. Adjust the water as needed.
Cook until rice is soft. If cooking in cooker cook for 1 to 2 whistles on a medium flame.
When the pressure goes off, open the lid.
If you desire, you can mash up a bit to get creamy consistency. Let the water evaporate and the rice reach a mushy and creamy stage. It should not be very runny or dry. Add more salt if needed and stir.
Making ven pongal recipe
Fry cashews till golden. Set aside.
Add cumin & pepper corn. Allow them to splutter then add ginger and turmeric. Add hing.
Pour this to the pongali. Mix and simmer for a minutes. Off the stove.
Serve ven pongal with chutney or sambar.