Sep 29, 2011

Ven Pongal Recipe / Ghee Pongal Recipe / Pongal Recipe

Ven Pongal..Pongal, Sambar, Coconut Chutney & Medu Vadai..My favorite breakfast combo ever..I make this quite often atleast twice a month or thrice a month. This is my hubby's favorite combo too. If you plan to make pongal, it has to be served with coconut chutney and sambar. If you have time then please make some crispy medu vada too.

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Pongal is a typical Southindian dish that is usually served with sambar or chutney...Apart from idli and dosa,this one holds it unique place in all home....

Pongal is served in the morning as breakfast..It is a protein rich one pot meal which is really nutritious...I hope you all like it...Let me know what you think..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 30 to 35 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Raw Rice - 1 cup
Split yellow moong dal / Pasiparuppu -1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Water - 4 cup

Ghee-5 tblspn
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-2 tsp
Cashew nuts - 10
Green chilli-2 chopped
Ginger-2 tblspn grated
Pepper-1 tblspn
Curry leaves-1 sprig


Wash rice and dal...Drain it and set aside..

Heat 1 tblspn of ghee in a pressure cooker and add in rice and dal...Fry this for 5 mins..

Pour in the water and bring this to a boil...Add in salt...

Cover and cook for 4 whistle and simmer it for 10 mins..Let the pressure go by itself...Open the pressure cooker and mix well..

Heat ghee in a kadai and add in cashews, cumin seeds, pepper, ginger, green chilli, curry leaves and sauté this for a minute..

Now add in rice and dal mixture and mix well..Let the rice absorb all flavours...

Mix this for 3 mins...

Serve hot with sambar or chutney..



Take all your ingrediants...Please add in curry leaves too...
Heat some ghee in pressure cooker
add in rice and dal
fry for 5 mins
pour in water and salt
bring that to boil...Cover and cook
Till the rice is cooked
Melt some ghee
add in cashews
then ginger...
cumin seeds....
green chillies....
and your curry leaves
fry for 1 min...
add in the rice and dal mixture
mix well
I stored it in hot case



  1. I surely can't say not that plate in the last click...looks mouthwatering, and making me hungry.

  2. WOW! These flavors sound so amazing and I love the cashews in the dish!

  3. Yumm and delicious Venpongal.My fav Breakfast item dear. Tasting it visually.Thanks for the treat.

  4. delicious looking combination looks wonderful

  5. WOW amazing clicks..and yummyyy pongal!!!

  6. Quite a while since I made this.. soul comforting... with chutney and sambar.. slurp..
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  7. This type of breakfast would surely give you enough energy for wuite soem hours.And sounds delicious on top of taht:)

  8. Just drooling over that last click, soo tempting..

  9. luv this all time classic recipe! can't wait for ur sambar recipe....

  10. the rice is all smashed up and this texture in venpongal...

  11. Yummy, nothing can beat this, long time since I made/had this! This weekend, idhu dhan breakfast ;)

  12. Nothing can beat this for breakfast...yummy

  13. this is the perfect pongal....whenever i do pongal either overcooked or lesscooked...will try ur ratio and do it...thank u for sharing!

  14. I love this too ...and your's looks perfect dear

  15. Love this...looks absolutely delicious....mouthwatering and yummy.

  16. I love this anyday...looks perfect

  17. I'm always looking for new fun ways to cook rice! This sounds super tasty!

  18. plz tell me how to prepare tender coconu pudding.

  19. Can we make this using green gram instead yellow split moong dal

  20. @Anonymousit will affect the texture and taste

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  22. May I know wat type of rice it s...?? Raw rice( pacharici)or parboiled one

  23. @Anonymousit is normal cooking rice, which we use in cooking

  24. Hi can we use only moong daal without rice , Rice is not ok for me ...?

  25. That will be a dal then. Not pongal.


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