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INDIAN RECIPE: Ven Pongal


Ven pongal is a popular dish from South Indian cuisine typically served as a breakfast, mainly popular in Tamil Nadu and prepared during Pongal Festival.

Ingredients for Ven Pongal:

  • 2 cups rice 3/4 cup mung dal,
  • dry roasted to a golden brown cracked black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 tsp lightly crushed cumin, turmeric,
  • salt to taste
  • A good bunch curry leaves
  • a little chopped ginger
  • 5-6 tbsp ghee/melted butter turned brown
  • bunch cashews

Directions for making Ven Pongal:

  1. Wash rice and roasted dal.
  2. Add water to one inch above level of rice.
  3. Add turmeric and let it simmer.
  4. Add a little more water if not semi- solid. When done remove from heat.
  5. Warm ghee and roast cashews until a golden, remove carefully and set aside.
  6. Throw in cumin seeds, cracked pepper, curry leaves into the ghee and in a minute or two pour it onto the pongal with the cashews.
  7. Add the ginger. Mix well.
  8. Enjoy your Ven Pongal. Hope you love this Indian recipe.

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