Friday, October 11, 2013

Katte Pongali / Ven Pongal

Rice – 1 cup
Moong dal / Pesara pappu – ½ cup
Peppercorns – 20
Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
Ghee – 2 tsp
Water – 3 cups
Salt to taste


  1. In a pan dry roast the dal. Keep it aside.
  2. Add rice, moong dal and wash twice with water.
  3. Transfer it to a pressure cooker, add water and salt.
  4. Close it with lid for 3 whistles.
  5. Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin allow them to splutter.
  6. Add peppercorns and fry for 2 mins.
  7. Pour this tempering on the rice and mix well.

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  1. Thanks for linking the recipe Shailaja. Yummy pongal what is the side for this pongal? is it coconut chutney or eggplant gotsu.

  2. Ven pongal looks delicious. I love them a lot.

  3. authentic pongal, kids love it for sure!!!

  4. traditional breakfast!

  5. very very delicious ven pongal :) my fav !! wud love to have it with a bowl of coconut chutney :) tempting me !!

  6. we love pongal very much,well made


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