Ven Pongal is a popular south indian breakfast recipe,mostly served with vadai,sambar,chutney in restaurants.Most easiest recipe that can be made easily even for a group of people.Lets make them following these simple steps with pictures.


1 cup raw rice

1/2 cup moong dal

4 cups water

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves for garnishing ( optional)


3 tbsp ghee

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp whole black pepper

1 inch long ginger chopped

2 chopped green chillies

7 Cashews


Soak the rice for 15 mins ,then add water , salt and cook them.

When the rice is cooked drain the excess water and keep it aside,i cooked them in a vessel.
If you want to pressure cook them,just cook for 4 whistles , then simmer the flame for 5 mins after that switch off the flame,once the pressure subsides open the lid.

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Heat ghee in a kadai, in simmer flame add the items under tempering and let them  splutter.

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When they splutter add to the cooked rice,moong dal and mix them well.                                                              

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Serve hot with your favourite sambar and chutney.                                                                                  

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                                                                                                                                  The quantity of water to be added depends upon the quality of your rice.

You can add 1/2 tsp of grounded pepper to cooked rice for a spicy version.

The cooked rice and moong dal should be soft and mushy.


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