Sep 24, 2015

Ven Pongal / Khara Pongal - Breakfast Recipe

Pongal is a popular rice dish in Tamil Nadu, pong or pongu means to over boil or spill over. Ven pongal is a very simple and comfortable food which you can make for breakfast meal. There are so many variations available in pongal, this time I tried ghee pongal or khara pongal.

You can serve this recipe with chutney or sambhar, both will be great side dish. But personally I prefer sambhar with pongal.

There are two varities of pongal are available sweet and savory, ven pongal is made from clarified butter, rice and yellow dal. In Tamil Nadu, it’s a common breakfast food.

Ven Pongal Recipe

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine:  South Indian Cuisine

2 Cups Raw Rice
1/2 Cup Yellow Split Lentil/ Dhuli Moong Dal
7 Cups Water
Salt to Taste
1/2 Tsp. Asafoetida
1 Tbsp. Ginger, Chopped

For Tempering
2 Tbsps. Clarified Butter/ Desi Ghee
10 Cashews
2 Tsps. Jeera
7-8 Peppercorns
Few Curry leaves

Wash and soak the rice and dal together for 15 Minutes. Heat the ghee in cooker, add asafoetida and ginger and fry them for few seconds. Add water, rice, dal and salt and mix it. Cover the cooker with lid and cook till to 4-5 whistles on medium flame.
Heat the ghee in tadka pan, add tempering ingredients. When they start splutter, mix this tadka in the pongal and mix well. Serve it with hot sambhar or chutney.

Notes: if pongal is dry then add some milk or water more to bring it smooth consistency.
For better tadka, first fry the cashews and then add other ingredients. If you don’t like peppercorns then you can use pepper powder.

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  1. Ven pongal has turned out very nice..good one..

  2. One of my favorite breakfast and brunch. Love it. A one pot meal

  3. I am missing my daughter who makes excellent pongal...your has come out really good and the clicks look very attractive.

  4. Quite a popular South Indian breakfast, you nailed them prefectly.

  5. Ven pongal looks perfect and it must be delicious with sambar.

  6. Simple and filling pongal. I can have it for any meal of the day.

  7. Yummy one. I guess this is one popular dish among all south Indian homes.

  8. Satisfying and comforting pongal.


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