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Friday, January 9, 2015

Aval Ven Pongal Recipe-Pongal Recipes

Aval (beaten rice) Ven Pongal or Poha Ven Pongal is very simple to make, tasty and filling. It needs very less ingredients and can be done in a matter of 15-20 minutes. As Pongal festival is nearing, I am posting this easy aval ven pongal recipe (aval sakkarai pongal coming soon) as many might find it useful.  

Aval Ven Pongal-Poha Ven pongal

Aval Ven Pongal Recipe

 Prep Time : 10 mins (soaking time not included)
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast-Aval Recipes
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Aval/Poha (any variety) - 1 cup
   Split green gram dal/moong dal (yellow) - 1/4 cup
   Turmeric Powder - a pinch
   Whole black pepper - 1 tbsp flat
   Cumin seeds/jeera seeds - 2 tsp
   Cashew nuts - 6-8
   Salt to taste

  For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tbsp
   Ghee - 4 tsp
   Hing - a generous pinch
   Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
   Green chilli - 1 finely chopped
   Curry leaves - 2 sprigs


Dry roast moong dal (pasi paruppu) until you get a nice aroma of roasted dal. Do not brown it. Cook dal with turmeric powder and needed water until soft. You can also pressure cook dal for 2-3 whistles. Mash it well and keep it aside.

Heat a tsp of ghee and fry the cashew nuts until golden brown. Keep it aside.

Rinse aval 2-3 times and drain the water completely. Let it sit for 15 minutes. I used red thick aval for preparing this pongal. If using thick aval, rinse it 2-3 times, sprinkle water and keep it aside. Let is sit for 20 minutes.

Crush black pepper and cumin seeds or grind it in the mixie just for a second. Do not powder it.


Heat oil + ghee, add hing, finely chopped ginger, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute for a few seconds.

Then add the ground pepper + cumin powder and saute for a few more seconds.

aval ven pongal recipe

Add the cooked dal and salt needed. Then add the aval and mix well.

how to make aval ven pongal

Cook for a few seconds until everything gets blended well. Add cashew nuts and remove from heat.

Poha pongal

Serve aval ven pongal with chutney or sambar.

Check out more Pongal Festival Recipes.

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  1. Hi
    I am Ujjwala live in Noida , Delhi NCR
    I tried your recipe today morning for breakfast.We loved and enjoyed it in the cold winter morning :). It is whole healthy and tasty too.Thank you for sharing.

  2. Im a hungry bachelor drooling now.thx fr all de tips daily i see ur blog and cuk.but still poha s not getting cukd watever i do


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