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How to make Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal


Raw rice - 1 cup
Green gram dhal - 1/3 cup
Ghee - 2 Tblsp
Black pepper - 1½ tsps
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - as required
Water - 5 cups
Broken cashewnuts - 1 Tblsp
Finely cut ginger- 1 Tblsp (optional)
Curry leaves - few
Milk - 1/2 cup

To Make Ven Pongal

Wash rice and dhal together and pour five cups of water.
Pressure cook for 10 minutes. After removing the lid, add salt, curry leaves, ginger with half a cup of milk.
Fry cashewnuts, pepper and cumin seeds in ghee. Pour over pongal, mix well and serve steaming hot with ghee on top. 

Note: Reduce the volume of water if you are cooking directly in pressure cooker.
Reduce flame after keeping the weight. Do not soak rice before cooking.

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