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Ven Pongal

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VenPongal is a Semi Solid dish Usually prepared with Rice and Moong Dal.It is a Common and Popular Breakfast in Tamilnadu.Generally it is Served with Coconut Chutney and Sambhar.But in our side(Chidambaram)we usually Served with Eggplant Ghostu.MeduVada is an Excellent Combination for pongal.It Served as a Special Dish on Occasions like Wedding and also Prasadham during Margazhi Poojas.I Never liked Pongal in my Childhood.
It has been a challenge for my Mother to Make me to eat Pongal.After Marriage only i started to try this dish.Reasons are this can be done Quickly and easily and this is one of My husband's All Time Favorite dish.There are two methods you can prepare this dish,Seasoning After Cooking Rice and Dal and another is Reverse one.I like the Second method only.Because you will get Full flavour in second method.I am sending this one to Priya's RCI-Kongunadu Vegetarian Cuisine.


Rice-1 cup
Moon Dal-1/2 cup
Whole Black Pepper-1 tsp
Cumin/Jeera-1 tsp
Green chilli-3(Finely chopped)
Ginger-1/4 inch(Finely chopped)
Ghee-5 tsp
Curry leaves
Salt-To taste

Preparation method:

1. Heat the ghee,add Jeera,pepper,Cashews,Ginger,chilli,Curry leaves and hing.
2. Remove from heat when Cashews are Roasted.
3. Wash rice and Dal,Add 4 cups of water and Required salt.
4. Add the Above mixture with rice and Dal,Mix well.
5. Pressure cook for 10 whistles or keep it in Rice cooker.
6. Once it's cooked mix well and Serve Hot.

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Priya said...

Thanks a lot for this delicious entry dear...Gorgeous and awesome clicks!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow....simple and filling recipe....Makes me drool...nice to know that u r also from Bangalore....

my kitchen said...

Thanks for ur comments lubna & priya.
Its really boost me to do it better

My Experiments with Cooking said...

Good-looking pongal. I love both sweet and savory versions!


Looks mouthwatering,a very inviting picture I must say!
Thanks for visiting my blog and keep in touch Esai! :)

Lavi said...

Esai..Pongal ghostu superb combi!

Please post the ghostu recipe, will try this over weekend.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks for visiting our have a lovely blog here...very nice pictures..gr8 work.

Nithya said...

Wow pongal is such a comforting food. I love it. Its the only choice I would choose if I visit a hotel for breakfast. :)

Here for the first time and sure to be back often. Your blog is inviting. Lovely pics and recipes. Keep it going.

Do take a look at my blogs when you find time. And I would be more than happy if you can participate in my event at


my kitchen said...

Thanks for ur comments raji,sure i will visit ur blog regularly

my kitchen said...

Thanks nithya,sure i will participate in that event

my kitchen said...

Thanks lavi,soon i will post ghostu recipe

Sireesha said...

Looks mouthwatering and filling:)

my kitchen said...

Thanks sireesha

Sandhya said...

hi esai... first time here...
nice pics... you have clicked ven pongal soo beautifully !!

thanks for dropping by my blog...Keep coming.
see u more often blogging!!

Sangeetha Subhash said...

First time to your blog..very nice blog.... pongal looks delicious and yummy..
Do visit my blog when you find time.

Chitra said...

Hi selvi , first time here.U have a nice space..This pongal looks delicious.I too make it the same way but dont add hing ..:)

Sanghi said...

Delicious selvi. I cook the rice,dhal,salt seperately and mash them. After that will season. Love pongal, we have to use raw rice only know.. i have only ponni par-boiled(pulungal) rice.. Will follow your posts dear!s

Raje said...

uumm yummy and fabulous clicks!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks fantastic, you have a nice blog. What you said about Pongal is true. I love it because it is very nutritious and a time saving dish.

Ammu Madhu said...

good one,


Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Ven Pongal is so lip son's favorite dish with sambar

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