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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Khara Pongal Recipe-Ven Pongal-(Step wise pictures)

Pongal is the most simplest and easiest breakfast recipe. I do not prefer to eat pongal in hotels as they mostly use dalda. Making pongal at home is a breeze. It has just 2 steps. Cook rice and dal and then do the seasoning. Though I have posted ven pongal with easy sambar recipe here, I wanted to do a step wise recipe for beginners.Today we will learn the Tamil style of preparing khara pongal recipe.

Khara Pongal-Ven Pongal

How to make Ven Pongal (khara pongal)

Ven Pongal-khara pongal

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 1
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Raw rice - 1/2 cup
   Split yellow moong dal (pasi paruppu) -1/4 cup
   Cashew nuts -6-7
   Salt needed

  For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
   Ghee - 1 1/2 tbsp
   Ginger finely chopped - 1 tsp
   Cumin/ Jeera seeds - 1 tsp
   Whole black pepper - 1 tsp
   Curry leaves - few


Preparation

Dry roast moong dal and rice separately until it is hot to touch. Do not over fry it.

Fry cashew nuts in a tsp of ghee and keep it aside.

Method

Mix both rice and dal, pressure cook adding salt, 2 1/2 - 3 cups of water for 4-5 whistles.(I used old rice, so added 3 cups of water).The rice has to be cooked in such a way that it should be mushy.

Open the cooker once the pressure subsides and mash the contents well when it is hot (You can cook rice directly in the cooker also or as I have done).

how to make ven pongal

Heat oil + ghee, add finely chopped ginger, saute for 2-3 seconds, then add pepper, jeera seeds (you can pound pepper and jeera slightly for more flavor), curry leaves and pour it over the rice + dal mix.

Add fried cashew nuts and mix everything well. Alternatively you can add rice+dal mix to the seasoning as I have done and mix well on low flame for 2 minutes. Switch off and serve hot with sambar or gothsu or coconut chutney.

how to prepare pongal

Side dish for Pongal 

Coconut chutney 

Arachu vitta sambar 

Pongal sambar 

Idli sambar 

Instant sambar 

Brinjal Gothsu

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29 comments:

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  2. Hi Padhu, Lovely Pongal. Must have tasted great.
    Deepa

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  3. super.. 2 nd photo vil cooker kul paathirathil rice iruke appadi thaan veega vaikanuma?

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  4. my all time fav,love the stepwise neat presentation, yummy khara pongal!!!

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  5. Super recipe...looks flavorful & delicious..

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  6. Faiza kader
    You can cook rice keeping in a vessel as I have done or you can cook directly in the cooker. It is your choice.

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  7. Comforting and delicious pongal..

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  8. I even have an easier version which comes out very well. Locally I am known as the best venpongal maker. Here it is. I simply put both pasi paruppu & rice together in the pressure cooker with some salt & cook it it lets 3-5 whistles. Turn off the stove allow it to cool & then season with oil first then crushed pepper, jeera, karuveppalai & ginger paste. Add just before taking out enough ghee & fried cashews to your taste. This way it is healthier not to add too much saturated fats like ghee . This recipe Never fails me. Try it.

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  9. Hi Padhu.. Very good recipe. Being a bachelor I have tried this and it has come out well. Easy to prepare and needs less effort. I have recommended this link to many colleagues / friends.
    Last couple of times though, the rice+dal mix is becoming to sticky. (using cooker, 4-5 whistles). Not sure what I am doing wrong. I have made sure I have more water to make the mix mushy. Still the stickness persists. Any idea?

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  10. It depends on the quality of rice. Try changing the rice as certain rice are sticky.Also fry rice and dal separately before making pongal. Do not fry too much.Thanks a lot for liking my recipes.

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  11. Hello Padhu! I was looking for a quick side for pongal, so I made a hybrid of your instant and pongal sambhar. It was very tasty, and my entire family really enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing ��

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  12. your dishes are always help me lot...

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  13. Mam does we have to clean rice n pulse before fry

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  14. Chinki -You do not have to wash before frying. If there are any impurities in your dal or rice, clean it but do not wash it. Hope I made it clear for you.

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  15. Hi Padhu,

    In the first step, do we need to 'roast' rice and dal separately instead of'fry'ing? Even I was unclear about when to wash, so I just roasted and washed it before cooking in the pressure cooker.

    The pongal was perfect! Thanks for the simple recipe.

    Rashmi

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  16. wow, I like the site, there are so many quick recipes

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  17. Very good Tamil recipe..
    The best side-dish for this pongal would be "RASAM".
    first you will think how it will suits?
    But try it, then you wont eat pongal without rasam.
    Amazing combination.

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  18. Simple n delicious ....tried today came out well

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  19. I tried this recipe today and my family likes it very much. Thank Padhu for sharing receipe :)

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  20. Very easy recipe. I'm from Poland and I love south Indian cuisine. Will try this over the weekend. Thank you!

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  21. There is no nutrition in food that is cooked in a pressure cooker. Food also lacks flavor- try cooking on low heat.

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  22. This recipe is my savior when I am alone at home.I have this for lunch.thank you very much

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  23. nice recipe of pongal , i would like to join ur blog and vl b happy if u join mine too .

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  24. thanks for your recipes as I always use your site and prepare dishes , almost everything comes good

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