Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ven pongal Recipe | Khara Pongal | Ghee Pongal

Ven pongal is one of the common breakfast in south India . It is made with rice and Lentils , served with Sambar and Coconut Chutney . In the restaurants this dish is served along with Vada. Check out the other Breakfast recipes by clicking here .Off to the recipe now .

Rice and lentils cooked with aromatic flavours
Ven pongal Recipe | Khara Pongal | Ghee Pongal


  • Raw rice / Pacharisi / Basmathi rice -2 cup
  • Moong dal / Pasiparuppu - 1/2  cup
  • Water - 7 cups
  • Salt - to taste


  • Ghee -2 tbsp ( Oil can also be used to make it Vegan )
  • Cumin seeds -1tsp
  • Pepper corns -1/2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1' piece,crushed
  • Green chilli - 2 numbers ,slit
  • Salt-to taste
Easy pongal Recipe , served with sambar


Take the rice and moong dhal in a bowl . Wash them and set aside .

In a pressure cooker, heat the ghee or Oil in a cooker add the cumin seeds and pepper corns fry for few  seconds . Add the crushed ginger,slit green chilli and fry .

Add 7  cups of water and salt.Bring it to boil.

Add the washed rice , and moong dhal .

Cover with the lid and pressure cook for 4 hisses .

Mix well . Serve hot with with coconut Chutney, and sambar.

  • Oil could be used for Tempering inspite of Ghee .
  • Curry leaves and Cilantro leaves must be added during tempering if you have them as they give a nice aroma .
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