Ven Pongal: Pongal is the easiest and tastiest dish for breakfast. It is easy to prepare even when you are in a hurry to cook a meal which will be satisfying and tasty too. This recipe is the typical Tamil style of making it and is called as the Ven Pongal.
Raw rice -1/2 cup
Moong dal split-1/4 cup
Ginger-1 inch grated
Pepper powder-1/4 tsp
Water-2 1/2 cups
Pepper corns-1/2 tsp
Cimin seeds-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves 2 twigs
Cashew-7 nos broken into pieces
Method to prepare:
Roast dry moong dal slightly this will help you not too sticky, wash rice.
In a pressure cooker add 2 1/2 cups of water,one teaspoon of oil ,grated ginger, moong dal and rice.
Cook for 3 whistle mash it after steam released add 1/2 more cup of cold water (to avoid getting too thick ) and salt to it mix it well.
Heat pan with 2 tsp of oil and 3 tsp of ghee (If you want less you can reduce the amount of ghee and can be added for children while serving)
Season with cashews,pepper corns,and cumin seeds add curry leaves.
Mix it with the boiled ingredients add pepper powder mix well,Yes smells great!!!!
Ven Pongal can be served with Coconut chutney or Sambar.