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Venn Pongal

Venn Pongal



H
i, hope everyone is celebrating Sankranti/Lohri/Pongal with much joy and fun. Here in Singapore we really don't feel the joy of Pongal though one can get everything as in India. But the fun and fare is still missing. Pongal is also associated with sugarcane in TN and so in Chennai...it use to so much fun during the 4 days of celebration from Bhogi to Maat Pongal...ahh well I really do miss Chennai for all these things. Coming back to reality, I have made Venn Pongal on Pongal...as that's the perfect and simple thing to do. So lets check the recipe....for the benefit of those people whom doesn't know much about this wonderful thing call venn pongal.

Ingredients:

Rice - 1 cup
Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Black pepper - 1 tbs
Cumin seeds/jeera - 1/2 tbs
Ginger - 1' piece
Cashews - 10-15 pieces
Dry red chilli - 5-6 (optional)
Curry leaves - few (optional)
Classified butter /ghee - 3-4 tbs
Salt - to taste
Water - 4-5 cups

Method:

1. Pressure cook washed rice and dal with salt and 1/2 tbs black pepper. Add more than double quantity of water and cook for 3-4 whistle.
2. Give a dry run of cumin seeds, remaining black pepper and ginger in mixi, keep it aside.
3. Wait until release of pressure from cooker, mix the cooked rice and dal well.
4. In a pan heat ghee add dry red chilli, cumin,ginger and pepper mixture and cook for 2 mins.
5. Add cashews, curry leaves (if using) and mix until cashews turns light brown.
6. Now add the rice and mix well. Cook for 2-3 mins.

Server hot pongal with chutney or sambar with more ghee, enjoy to fullest...simply yummy pongal.


And this is my entry for Festive Food: Makar Sankranti event hosted by me.


29 comments:

  1. umm..so u finally made it after getting tempted! Happy Pongal and the pongal looks delicious my eyes are all on those dry fruits

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  2. pongal looks mouthwatering!! i too made it yesterday.

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  3. Hi Priti,
    Happy Pongal to u & ur family. your venpongal makes me tempting.. Looks yum with sambhar..

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  4. I never use dry chillies to spice it up..instead we use green chillies and peppercorn..venpongal looks great.happy pongal

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  5. looks perfect..with the gothsu..yumm

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  6. Pongal looks prefect Priti..Happy Pongal to u n ur family..

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  7. yummy yummy Venn Pongal looks delicious with the Sambhar. Happy Pongal to you and to all at home.

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  8. Looks so good Priti:) I should visit there!

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  9. That's true! Specially on Diwali, you miss India terribly. But got to make do what we have. Venn Pongal looks yummy! :))

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  10. Thank You all for your lovely comments:-)

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  11. That looks lovely... Nice Pic. HOPE YOU HAD FUN!

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  12. I would love to have that plate.
    Yumm.

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  13. looks yummy ,i never made pongal will try soon...

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  14. A good traditional recipe! Love pongal, both sweet and savory kinds!

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  15. Did you get my previous comment? Kind of got hung... :(

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  16. Venn pongal looks perfect :-)

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  17. Ya, its true when we are out of India, miss all the festivals an function :( !!
    Pongal looks so nice with sambar !! Yum !!
    I have passed u my entry to ur FF event !!

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  18. Hi dear, this Pongal I did not make anything special, hence don't know what to send in for the event. I've an older venpongal post, will that do?

    Your Venpongal looks great!

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  19. Yum Yum Ven Pongal, looks tempting!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Hope you had a gr8 festival time. Pongal looks yummy.

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  21. pongal's looking delicious! Send me some...

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  22. hmmm...yummy mouthwatering pongal with suda suda sambhar..wht ese do v need on pongal day?..looks divine yaar...

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  24. Yummy entry dear. Can i have spoon:)

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