VEN PONGAL

VEN PONGAL..

REPOSTED....Navrathri specials..
Ven Pongal..is one kind pepper rice.. a popular South Indian Savoury and spicy rice made with moong dal, rice and other spices.. often done as Naivedyam..an offering to God..In Vaishnava temples of South India mostly..Now a days it's been done in homes as healthy morning breakfast served with sambar and coconut based chutneys..
Ingredients:

  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Water- 4 1/2 cups
  • Pepper corns 3 Tb spn
  • Green chillies- 6
  • Ginger - 2 ''(small pieces or grind it to paste)
  • Curry leaves
  • Hing- 2 pinches or 1/8 th tspn
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 to 2 tsps
  • oil- 2 table spoons


Method:

  • Take a pressure cooker ..add oil and ghee. Put pepper corns, Ginger paste, green chillies, jeera, hing, curry leaves.
  • After this is fried.. add the washed rice, and daal ,into the pan. Fry for 5 mins.
  • Now add measured water.. into this.. and add salt ..to taste.
  • Now close the lid of the cooker and let it cook.
  • Switch off the stove after 3 whistles.
  • Serve it hot.

You can take this as is, or with any chutney or pickle or sambhar.

Note: If you like more spicy you can also add pepper(powder) while frying all the seasoning.

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