Ven Pongal is a popular breakfast in Tamil Nadu and also made for Pongal festival in South India. It is mainly made with rice and yellow lentil served with Gotsu or sambar and coconut chutney. I have cooked directly in a pressure cooker. My family loves this dish and usually we serve with gotsu for breakfast. Its easy and a healthy option for breakfast.
Check out the video to make Venpongal:
Ven Pongal Recipe
- Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
- yellow lentil/ Moong dhuli dal/pasi paruppu - 1/4 cup
- Ginger - 1 tbsp (grated)
- Pepper Corns - 1 tbsp
- Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
- Green chilli - 1 (chopped)
- Curry leaves - 1 sprig
- Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
- Cashews - 8 (broken)
- Ghee - 2 tbsp
- Salt - 1/2 TSP
Clean rice and lentil in water nicely. Drain the water.
Heat a 3 liter pressure cooker and add clean rice and lentil and salt.. Add 3+1/2 cups of water and when it starts boiling close the cooker and let it cook for 3-4 whistles. When the pressure comes down, open the cooker and lightly mash it.
Add ghee in a small frying pan and add cumin, cashews, curry leaves, pepper, chopped ginger, chopped green chillies, cumin seeds and sauté for few seconds. Add this mixture into the pressure cooker. Mix it well.
Serve it hot with Coconut chutney and Sambar/Gotsu.
Eliza Lincy says
Ready to eat this pongal on this pongal festive day. Perfect day breakfast.
Paula Eder says
This is a wonderful-sounding recipe and I love how you've presented it, with friendly comments and a photo so that I can really picture it. Thank you!
Francene Stanley says
This sounds delicious. Not something the English would consider for breakfast though. I'd love to eat it in the evening.
Thanks for sharing !!
Good Day 🙂
Akash Govindarajan says
Happy pongal to you 🙂
nandoos Kitchen says
Delicious, healthy pongal
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MonuTeena RecipesPassion says
lovely recipe dear 🙂