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Ven Pongal, Khara Pongal

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Ven Pongal / Khara Pongal is a traditional breakfast of south India. This is a wonderful breakfast option cooked with rice and Moong dal, tempered with cumin, pepper corns, ginger and cashews. In restaurants, they use dalda for tempering. This Recipe gives you the taste similar to Saravana bhavan Ven Pongal. I use lots of Ghee for tempering and it adds a great flavor to the Pongal. Ghee gives a rich flavor to the Pongal. Pongal and Medu Vada is a great combination. It goes well with sambar and chutney. Making Pongal is so simple and can be made quickly. When I’m busy with any other work, I make Pongal. It saves a lot of time in kitchen.

Ven Pongal

Recipe for Khara pongal / Saravana bhavan ven pongal

venpongal / khara pongal
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Saravana Bhavan Ven Pongal / Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal is a traditional breakfast of south India.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: khara pongal, saravana bhavan ven pongal, ven pongal
Servings: 3
Calories: 275kcal
Author: F for Flavour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1/4 cup moong dal
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Pepper corns
  • Ginger cut into juliennes
  • 2 Green chilies
  • 6 Cashews
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt as required

Instructions

Preparation

  • . Soak pacharisi/ raw rice for minimum 30 mins.

Method

  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee
  • Add moong dal and fry for a min
  • Now add the soaked rice and required salt
  • Add 5 cups of water and let it cook for 5 whistles.
  • Let the pressure release naturally. Mash the rice and dal mixture with the back of the ladle.
  • In a pan, add ghee
  • Add cashews and fry till it turns golden brown
  • Add cumin, pepper, ginger and green chilies
  • Let the cumin splutter.
  • Add the tempering to the cooked rice and moong dal mixture.
  • Mix well.

Notes

Serve hot with sambar, chutney. Medu vada is also a good combination.

How to make Ven Pongal / Khara pongal / Saravana bhavan ven pongal

  1. In a pressure cooker, add gheeven pongal-add-ghee
  2. Add moong dal and fry for a minven pongal-fry-moongdal
  3. Now add the soaked rice and required saltven pongal-add-rice
  4. Add 5 cups of water and let it cook for 5 whistles.
  5. Let the pressure release naturally. Mash the rice and dal mixture with the back of the ladle.ven pongal-cooked
  6. In a pan, add ghee and add cashews and fry till it turns golden brownven pongal-add-cashews
  7. Add cumin, pepper, ginger and green chilliesven pongal-process-shots-1ven pongal-process-shots-2
  8. Let the cumin splutter.
  9. Add the tempering to the cooked rice and moong dal mixture.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Serve with Sambar, chutney and Vada. Have a Wonderful Breakfast!ven pongal / khara pongal

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