Jul 15, 2009

Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal is a typical tamil breakfast. It is a part of the menu in almost all south-indian restaurants. it is made with rice and lentils so it keeps you full until lunch. It is a combination of rice and split moong dal seasoned with whole peppercorns, cumin seeds, andcashews roasted in ghee. It is usually accompanied with sambar and coconut chutney or with gothsu. Go easy on the ghee since it is the exotic ingredient which adds more flavor to the dish!

Ingredients

Rice - 1 cup
Yello moong dal / Paasi raruppu - 1/2 cup
Water - 3 cups
Ginger - half inch
Pepper corns - 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - a few
Ghee/oil - 1 tablespoon or more
Milk - 1/2 cup (optional)
Salt to taste

Directions

Cook the rice and dal together with water and salt in a pressure or rice cooker until well cooked. Add warm milk if using and mash well. The consistency should be mushy. In a seperate pan do the seasoning with ghee or oil with the cumin seeds, ginger, curry leaves, peppercorns and cashews. Take care because the peppercorns splutter while doing the tempering. Pour the seasoning over the rice and mix well.

Serve hot with sambar and coconut chutney !

Sending this to WYF:Breakfast hosted by EC.

35 comments:

  1. Love to have this bowl right away.....

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  2. MMMMMMMM looks yummy divya.. all time fav for everyone with vada sambar and chutney hah

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  3. Ven pongal is my favorite... looks temption

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  4. Loved the new template and Venn Pongal is my all time favorite..wanna have that bowl of pongal now :)

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  5. Ven pongal,thats a yummy bowl..looks awesome

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  6. As a kid, I hated pongal but now, I really enjoy that. With a dollop of ghee on top, yum! Looks good, Divya!

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  7. Pongal with sambar and chutney..yummy;).One of the stuffs which I haven't tried at home ever..Pongal still remains my restaurant food..:).Yours looks divine,I can just dig into that bowl:)

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  8. I just love this with piping hot sambar and coconut chutney...

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  9. LOOKS MOIST AND MUSHY..I ADD A GREEN CHILLY TOO:)

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  10. i love ven Pongal!! It is a comfort food. I love with tomato kothsu.

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  11. Wow looks so lovely and yummy. Looks so tempting Divya.

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  12. This sounds absolutely delicious and packed full of flavour!

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  13. Ven pongal looks very yummy and homely. Adding warm milk is new to me-that's a neat idea, makes the pongal richer and creamier. Who can resist coconut chutney and steaming sambar!

    First time here. You have a lovely blog Divya.

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  14. We have this for lunch and dinner too :)

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  15. Lovely pic...We used to get in Tirupathi:P Well, your version seems to be healthy bcuz I know some recipes contain a lot of ghee!

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  16. love this.. I can eat it for lunch and dinner :D

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  17. Love ur picture...this is my comfort food :)

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  18. aww..that reminds me of our palpayasam..nice one dearie..:)

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  19. there is nothing more comforting than a good pongal and sambar :)

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  20. hi diya, nice recipe...i love ven pongal.

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  21. diya onemore thing...im getting ur updated recipes in my dashboard...can u check with problem dear

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  22. I love this .. looks soo delicious

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  23. nothing to beat these simple traditional dishes!!

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  24. Looks delicious, perfect comfort food with some gothsu !

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  25. i've never heard of anything quite like this before, especially not for breakfast, but it looks really yummy

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  26. Hey..Nice traditional dish ..:) Never tried .at home ..will try this sometime soon :)

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  27. Nice cookies. they look delicious.

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  28. Oh wow! I have been searching for a perfect recipe for ven pongal and here I got it. That pongal looks so mushy and nice. Good one divya.

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  29. Pongalo Pongal

    Happy Pongal to every readers of this blog

    Cheers
    prasad from 365greetings

    Note:- We have lot of Pongal cards at pongal greetings section. Please fell free to visit us to send it

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