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Friday, December 16, 2011

VEN PONGAL RECIPE | KHARA PONGAL RECIPE

   pongal
Ven pongal | Khara Pongal | Ghee pongal  is one of the usual dish we make at home for breakfast and sometime even for dinner. My mom makes this extremely well and since tomorrow is the first day of the tamil month margazhi, i thought of posting this recipe which was lying in my draft for a long time.

Recipe of ven pongal updated with video

Ven pongal recipe

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 30 Mins |Serves: 4-5

     Raw rice | sona masoori  1 cup
     Yellow moong dal  1/2 cup
     Asafoetida  2 pinches
     Ghee  2 tblsp
     Oil   1 tblsp
     Cumin seeds  1 tsp
     Pepper  1 tsp
     Ginger grated  1 tblsp
     Cashew nuts  8-10
     Salt   as needed 
     Milk   1/4 cup (optional)
     Curry leaves   few
                                                 Video of how to make ven pongal
                                 
     


Method:

IPONGAL
METHOD:
  • Roast the rice and dal in a pressure cooker for 5 minutes. Let it be just hot enough. Do not burnt.
  • Add 5 cups of water and asafoetida to this.
  • Pressure cook till 4-5 whistles.
  • When it is done, add salt and mash this nicely with the back of the ladle.
  • Add milk to this and mash it well. Adding milk gives a creamy texture. If you do not want skip it. You can add 1/4 cup of hot water.
  • In a pan, add the ghee and oil and throw in the black pepper, cumin seeds,ginger and  curry leaves  when it crackles add the cashew nuts and saute in a low flame till it becomes golden brown colour.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Mix the spices to the cooked rice and dal.
PONGAL
Note:
  1. Many times I have tried ven pongal with parboiled rice also and that turned out well.
  2. Pepper, cumin seeds, curry leaves can be crushed coarsely and added to this.
  3. You can add a pinch of turmeric powder while cooking the pongal. If adding add it while pressure cooking it.
  4. Adding asafoetida while cooking the ven pongal gives a wonderful flavor, so do not skip this step.
Check out my Tiffin Sambar recipe
Check out my Sakkarai Pongal | Sweet Pongal Recipe.

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41 comments:

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  2. Perfectly done Jai.Just tempting.

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  3. Jeyashri - romba pasikudhu.. am on strict diet n this yummy pongal is making me mad.. awesome n perfectly made.. looks like kovil pongal so mussshhyy ..my husband would love it this way..

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  4. Flavourful and yummy pongal...

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  5. The dhonnai and pongal makes me drool seriously :)

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  6. nice presentation on dhonnai. Wish I could get them as prasadam now :p

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  7. very tempting pongal...very quick n easy ...yummy

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  8. An all time favorite in our house..Love the way you've presented it in Donnais

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  9. its been a long time i want to post pongal.ur presentation is awesome. Lovely clicks :)

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  10. very delicious pongal...looks yummmm...love ur presentation.:)

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  11. This is too tempting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  12. Beautiful clicks and pongal..

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  13. Heard abt this dish a lot..looks n sounds yumm,Thanx for sharing..

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  14. Very tasty and nutritious looking pongal. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  15. jey, absolutely love the pictures in this post :) superb-aa irukku!

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  16. Looks absolutely good.. inviting clicks !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  17. Delicious and flavourful pongal.

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  18. Beautiful pongal recipe.

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  19. love this pongal, my comfort food..

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  20. Yumm Ven Pongal recipe Dear.Deliciously presented. Luv it

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  21. Pongal luks so delicious...Luvly click,jayashri

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  22. All time favorite in our house,makes me hungry.

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  23. Very beautifully and perfectly prepared. Looks tempting.

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  24. Wat difference does it make wen we add milk.

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    1. Adding milk will give a creamy texture. You can skip that too

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  25. When to add salt? And how many grams are one cup?

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    2. Thanks. Simple language. Clear instructions. High clarity of thought. God bless. I have 2 questions. Could you please tell us How to make puffy puris & how to make "seerannam" ?

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    3. Thank u so much for your sweet words. Will post the recipe for poori soon

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  26. Addition of pinch of perungayam (Asafoetida/Hing)enhances flavor and helps for easy digestion.

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  27. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
    chakkara pongal recipe

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  28. Neenga sonnamathiri mutual muraya panna. Romba nalla irunthathu Mikka nandri
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    E.Murugan

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  29. U r family is lucky to have u...i tried the paal paniyaram recipe...my son addicted to the paniyaram...thank u very much u r recipes are simple and delicious...😊😋

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  30. Must add a pinch of asafoetida for excellent flavor and taste.

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  31. Aftr sometime pongal become dry ?? Wt to do to avoid it ??

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    1. Boil 1/2 cup of water into a rolling boil and add it to the pongal while stirring it. This will keep it moist and even if you feel it is dry, you can sprinkle some very hot water and make it loosen and moist.

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  32. Awesome Pongal... Turned out perfect and yummy. Enjoyed thoroughly with family... Thanks you!

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