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Ven Pongal

By: Muttassi Recipes
Region: American
Dish:Vegetarian - Breakfast/Tiffins/Snacks
Main Ingredient: Rice
Time to Prepare: 25 Mins


• Rice - 1 cup.
• Moong dal - 1/2 cup.
• Cashew nuts pieces - 15 numbers.
• Green chillies ( chopped) - 3-4 numbers.
• Cumin seeds - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Salt - to taste.
• Ghee - 3 tablespoons.
• Asafoetida - pinch.
• Pepper corn (crushed) - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Curry leaves - 2 springs.
• Water - as required.
• Ginger (chopped) - 1 tea spoon.


Heat a pan, add rice, moong dal, and dry roast for about 3 minutes.
Add ghee to the above pan, roast this on a slow flame for another 1 minute, keep it aside.
Take a pressure cooker add water (1 cup of moong dal and rice mixture: 6 cups of water), salt, cumin seeds, fried moong dal and rice mixture, green chilies, cook it till 3-4 whistles with closed lid (i.e, till rice, is nicely mashed).

For Tempering:

Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds, cashew nuts, chopped ginger, asafoetida, curry leaves, crushed peppercorns and saute it.
In it, add mashed rice mixture, mix this well and serve this with gotsu.


Ven Pongal Recipe is a very traditional breakfast or tiffin dish in South India, Ven Pongal also known as Khara Pongal is a popular South India Ghee Khichdi made with rice and dal cooked and seasoned to the flavor.

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