Ven Pongal Recipe

Ven Pongal Recipe
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South Indians love this! True, it's a dish meant for the Tamil harvesting festival, known as Pongal, but the Ven Pongal is also a favorite breakfast option. It's Tamil Nadu's take on the ever-popular khichdi.
Ven Pongal Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Rating 6.5 / 10 (12 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1/4 cup Moong dal
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp Dry Ginger
  • 1 tsp Hing
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Powder
  • Few Cashews
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • 6 cups Water
How to make Ven Pongal:
  • Wash and drain rice and dal together.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in the rice cooker.
  • Now mix rice and dal.
  • Fry until the ghee forms a coat over the mixture.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except cashew nuts.
  • Add water and cook it covered.
  • Stir occasionally till the rice gets fully mashed.
  • Garnish the dish with cashews.
  • Ven Pongal is ready to serve.