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Pongal festival is round the corner...Today , i am going to share a very popular traditional tamilian breakfast ,Ven Pongal with sambar and chutney.We prepare this pongal very often and it is one of the special recipes prepared on the day of Pongal festival.



Rice - 1 cup
Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Pepper - 1 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
Ginger - finely sliced/chopped - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt to taste


1) Soak rice and dal in water for 1/2 hour.
2) Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker . Add mustard,cumin seeds and pepper.When it splutters, add curry leaves and ginger.
3) Then add rice and dal with 4 cups of water.Add little salt and turmeric powder.Cook for 3 whistles.Turn off the flame.Wait till the steam leaves.
4) Mix 1/4 of milk to it and then serve.Garnish it with ghee roasted cashews.

Serve hot with sambar and coconut chutney.


looks yum.. comforting food...
Rumana Rawat said…
it has been a long time i had this.. after seeing this post feel like grabbing from the screen..
Shanthi said…
an all time comfortable meal
Pongal looks delish....
Sanoli Ghosh said…
Healthy one pot meal, comforting too.
Unknown said…
Wow i love pongal anytime with sambhar.Its been 2-3 weeks since i made this .Pongal with cashews looks tempting shama
Unknown said…
All time favorite recipe akka
Super delicious Pongal, all time fav sis...
Super delicious pongal, all time fav sis...
Hema said…
All time favorite, very delicious..
Hamaree Rasoi said…
Delicious and yummy looking pongal.
Jiboombaa said…
very comforting south indian breakfast.
It looks delicious..
Swathi said…
Delicious pongal Shamma.
Sangeetha Priya said…
who say no to this authentic pongal, so tempting :-)
Unknown said…
Venpongal looks so inviting and so delicious !!
Rafeeda AR said…
comfort food at its best...
Asiya Omar said…
Wow ! Pongal kalaikatta arambichuducha ? looks really delicious.
Unknown said…
Pongal looks awesome, love them with sambhar

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