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Ven Pongal Recipe

Two types of Pongal are prepared during Sankranthi. Posting a Ven pongal or spicy rice preparation which is a one pot meal. It is accompanied either by a chutney or with curd. I prefer mine with store bought Onion pakoda.

Ingredients :

  • 200 gms rice
  • 200 gms moong dal
  • 1 tsp pepper corns
  • 1 tbsp jeera
    5tbsps ghee/clarified butter
  • 3 sprigs curry leaves
    A pinch of haldi /turmeric
  • Salt
  • 2tbsps of ghee to drizzle when done.

Method :
Wash the moong dal and rice. Heat the ghee. Add the jeera and pepper corns. After they splutter add 3 sprigs of curry leaves. Toss. Add the washed moong dal, rice salt, haldi and water enough to cook it. Cook till done. Drizzle with more ghee and serve hot.

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