Jun 18, 2006

Ven Pongal

 Pongal is very popular rice dish in South India. There are two types of Pongal. Sarkarai Pongal which is sweet and Ven Pongal is spicy one. It is also called Kichadi in North India.
Ven Pongal and Gotsu

Ingredients

Combination of rice and lentil with spices and ghee
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  •  Rice………………………………….... 2 cups
  • Moong Dhal (Payatham Parippu)……..... 1 cup
  • Black Pepper……………………….......1 tsp
  • Pepper Powder………………………....1 tsp
  • Ghee/Butter…………………………......4 tbsp
  • Cashew Nuts…………………………...10 to 15
  • Curry Leaves…………………………....few
  • Jeera(Cumin Seeds)………………….....1 tsp
  • Green chilies………………………..…..2
  • Ginger(Chopped)………………………1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method


  • Wash rice and dhal and cook in pressure cooker (3 times water) with salt .
  • Heat a pan with ghee add jeera, curry leaves, cashew nuts, pepper, chillies, ginger and pepper powder.
  • When the cashew becomes red add to the cooked rice and dhal.
  • Mix well and little more ghee.
  • Serve with chutney/ gotsu.

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