Ven Pongal Recipe
- Raw Rice - 1 cup
- yellow lentil/ Moong dhuli dal/pasi paruppu - 1/2 cup
- Ginger - 1 tbsp (grated)
- Pepper Corns - 1 tbsp
- Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
- Curry leaves - 1 sprig
- Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
- Cashews - 10 (broken)
- Ghee - 3 tbsp
- Salt to taste
Clean rice and lentil and soak it for 30 minutes. Drain the water.
Heat a 3 liter pressure cooker and add 1 tbsp ghee. Add clean rice and lentil and salt to taste. Add 3 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 pepper, chopped ginger, cumin seeds and sauté for few seconds. Now add cashews, curry leaves and a pinch of asafetida and sauté for few seconds and add this mixture into the pressure cooker. Mix it well.
Serve it hot with Coconut chutney and Sambar/Gotsu.