Monday, June 16, 2008

Venn Pongal

Venn Pongal

Ingredients for making Venn Pongal:

  • 1 cup rice

  • green gram dhal 1/2 cup

  • 1 tsp whole Peppers

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 8 cashew nuts (broken into halves)

  • ginger 1 inch peeled and cut into tiny bits

  • Ghee 2 Tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

Method for making Venn Pongal:

Fry Green gram Dhal lightly without adding oil. Then Pressure cook one cup rice and the fried dhal with 4 cups of water . Let it cook for minimum 2 whistles or 20 minutes. Once the pressure goes down, fry the other ingredients in ghee and pour to the cooked pongal,with curry leaves(optional) add salt to taste and add water if necessary and mix well.

This can be eaten as breakfast with side dish kothsu or Sambar or Coconut chutney.

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