Ven Pongal | Milagu Pongal | Khara Pongal Recipe

ven pongal

ven pongal, Ven Pongal | Milagu Pongal | Khara Pongal Recipe

Ven Pongal, Mil or Kara pongal is a popular rice dish in Tamil Nadu, this is my husband's favorite comfort food. As he likes it very much, I have tried many recipes and ended up with perfect recipe for  Ven Pongal. I usually make this as breakfast during weekend. It is usually served along with Coconut chutney and Sambar.

Let us see How to make Pongal Step by Step.

Ingredients :

Rice - 1/2 cup
Moong dal to gethw=al - 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida- pinch
Salt - To taste
Water - 2.5 cup

To Temper :

Green Chilli - 2
Curry leaves - 10-15
Cashew -10
Ghee - 2 tbsp

Method :

1. Wadsh rice and dal together. Then cook it in a cooker with 2.5 cup of water, pepper, cumin seeds , salt and pinch of asafoetida for 10 minutes in simmer after whistle.

2. To temper add ghee to a pan and once it is hot add split green chilli allow it to sputter.

3. Now add cashew and fry until it is golden brown in color, at last add curry leaves.

4. Add tempered items to the Ponagl and mix well.

5. Serve pongal with coconut cutney or sambar.

pongal, Ven Pongal | Milagu Pongal | Khara Pongal Recipe

Notes :
  • If you like your Pongal watery add some more water.
  • You can even add pinch of cumin seed and pepper during temper.
  • Dry roasting moong dal before cooking will increase the flavor of pongal.
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