Tamil Nadu Ven Pongal Recipe

It is a wonderful, nurturing and comfort breakfast dish very popular in Tamil Nadu. 

  • 2 cups Rice
  • 3/4 cup Moong Dal / Green Gram Split
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urud Dal/ White Lentils - 1 tsp
  • Green Chili - 2 nos. 
  • Few Curry Leaves 
  • 1" grated Ginger  
  • Black Pepper Powder - 3 tsp 
  • Few Cashews and Raisins for garnishing 
  • 5-6 tbsp ghee or butter 
  • Salt to taste

Time Required: 20-25 mins


Step 01) Wash rice and dal. Cook it in a pressure cooker up to 4 whistles

Step 02) Heat ghee and roast cashews & raisins until golden, remove carefully and set aside.

Step 03) In the same pan add  seeds and allow to splutter

Step 04) Add ginger grated, curry leaves, black pepper powder and salt and saute them for about 1 min. 

Step 05) Add cooked rice, dal and cup of water and mix nicely with seasoning 

Step 06) Garnish with cashews & raisins.

Serving: Serve hot with any Sambhar / Churtney /Brinjal Curry 


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