Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ven Pongal / Healthy Breakfast Recipes

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Ven Pongal is a very popular dish from South Indian cuisine. It is a definite item in the menu for Pongal Celebration in India. It serves as an ideal breakfast with an excellent combination of coconut chutney, Vada & hot sambar. Next to Idly, this is the very common dish often seen at South Indian Restaurants.
Pongal is commonly referred to  savory pudding made with beautiful combination of lentils and rice tempered with spices and nuts sauted in Hot Ghee. This is very easy to prepare and the taste is filling and yummy. 
Here is the easy to cook and ready to serve recipe for you…:)                                                                                 
Ingredients:
  • Raw rice                                    - 1 cup
  • Moong dal                                - ¼ cup
  • Ghee                                        - 3 tbsp
  • Cashew                                    -  6 to 8
  • Pepper                                     - 1 tsp
  • Milk                                          - 1 cup
  • Cumin                                       - 1 tsp
  • Asafetida pwd                           - ¼ tsp
  • Grated ginger                            - ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves                              - 6
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  1. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan, add moong dal and fry to golden.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Wash rice and roasted dal in water.
  4. Cook in pressure cooker by adding  2 ½ cups of water, 1 cup milk and little salt.
  5. Once it is completely cooked, mash the contents.
  6. Heat ghee in a small fry pan, season with cashew, pepper, cumin, asafetida pwd, curry leaves, grated ginger.
  7. Pour it over mashed pongal, mix well.
  8. Taste and adjust salt.
  1. Serve hot with Coconut chutney, Vadai & Sambar.

52 comments:

  1. Oh this is bring back childhood memory! It looks so delicious!

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  2. Jay,

    Ven pongal, vadai sambar, coconut chutney what i can ask any more. looks really good.

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  3. Yummy..just pass tht platter here Jay....delicious

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  4. Pongal, sambar with vadai, mouthwatering dishes...yumm!!am drooling here...

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  5. Thanks Hungry Tummies, Swathi, Priti,
    for stopping by & leaving your encouraging words. Have a wonderful day...;)

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  6. Hy Priya,
    ThanQ...!

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  7. thats a beautiful and delicious looking platter...yummy...thanks for sharing this Jay!

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  8. Delicious pongal.... Cooking it with milk is a new tip for me. Thank you. :-)

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  9. yummy pongal,makes me hungry....

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  10. Yummmmmm... looks soo tempting and delicious.. perfect presentation.. nice job!!

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  11. wow!! Beautifully presented venpongal..Love to have that vadais now :)

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  12. வெண்பொங்கல் வடையுடன் சாம்பார் அருமை...சூப்பர்ப்....சாப்பிட ஆசையாக இருக்கின்றது...

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  13. Delicious pongal and very nice presentation...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  14. wow , pongal looks super .. those cute vadais are calling me to bite them ..

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  15. Jay, pic looks so tempting. Definitely pongal,vadai and sambar are the best combination :)

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  16. yummmmmmmmmy! my favourite ven pongal and vadai and sambar.

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  17. wow the platter is making me hungry..what a delicious pongal..the vada chutney ..super one dear.

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  18. Wow what a combo.... really my mouth is watering seeing that yummy dish of urs....

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  19. A delicious combination! I would not mind finishing off that yummy platter :)

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  20. Yummy combo Jay..Looks delicious...Both pongal and vadas
    makes us drool here!!

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  21. This looks really good. I haven't had anything like this. I might have to try it.

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  22. OMG, I just loved pongal rice!!! No matter whether it's festive season or not...I'll have it anytime anywhere...hehe :)

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  23. I love the flavor and complexity of Indian food. This is no exception. This looks wonderful.

    btw, A friend asked about locating a good chicken tikka masala recipe, do you happen to know of one to share?

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  24. dis three r perfect combo...pongal looks yummy and perfectly cooked!

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  25. Sounds wonderful. Great presentation!

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  26. hi jay,

    Anything special? wholesome recipe...perfect.feel hungry while seeing.gr8.

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  27. Thanks for your lovely comments...Happy blogging...;)

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  28. Dear Velva,
    TQ.
    Sure I have chicken tikka masala recipe...I will post it soon and let you know...Try & Enjoy..:)

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  29. A very delicious and colorful platter.Everything looks very tempting.

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  30. my all time fav. pongal looks awesome

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  31. Hy Kiran, Krishnaveni,
    Thanks a lot...;)
    Have fun n enjoy.

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  32. hey jay..pongal looks perfect !!thank u so much for all ur comments and i really appreciate tht u liked my new template ,was really wondering if its good or not..thanx again

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  33. one of favorites,, looks yumm...

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  34. hai jaya......how r u....delisious pongal...thnks for sharing....

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  35. pongal looks so yum and adding milk to venpongal is new to me. Surely will give a creamy texture. Will try next time

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  36. Loved the recipes you have posted, keep posting more.. All the best and thanks for the nice comment.. :)

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  37. thanks for dropping by jay..u too have a huge collection dear..nice click of ven pongal also loved ur kadai panner dish..its just attractive and tempting..

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  38. Very very tempting with pongal vada and sambhar!

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  39. wht a bful platter jay..pass me dear...super duper yumm

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  40. Thanks for stopping by. I simply love ven pongal :) I prepare them sometimes (my hubby prepared it last sunday). This ven pongal is looking delicious :) I know ven pongal, sambar, chutney and vada are such a great combos :)( used to have loads of them back in India)

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  41. Ven pongal with vadai wooow perfect bfast dear,,,, ven pongal, idli, sambar, chutney n vadai hmmm superb combo for nice bfast.

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  42. Jay, you made me drool. Thats a wonderful presentation and pic. Ven ponga with samnhar and chutney on ts head.....hmmm I miss it :)

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  43. what a beautiful presentation!

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  44. yummy recipe. thanks for visiting my blog dear.i had this ven pongal 22 years back when we were @ madras. still that taste is in my tongue. anyways sure i will try this

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  45. savory pudding, nice change , looks delisious

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  46. Dear Friends,
    Thanx for your loving comments, its truly inspiring n encouraging!
    Happy blogging...:)

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  47. Great picture Jay..everything looks very delicious...I love this for a weekend breakfast :)

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  48. Wow! Mouthwatering pongal! Slurpp!!

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  49. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for the kind words you left on my blog! I'm so glad I got to discover your blog....you have some wonderful dishes here. I'm looking forward to seeing more :)

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  50. my favorite n speciality dish, but never added milk, will try it next time

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  51. Wow This is an absolute treat! Looks delicious!

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  52. Had this only after my college days and love it :) Looks so authentic Jay :)
    Peanut Chocolate Balls | Chocolate Balls | Christmas Recipes

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