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Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time

30 mins

Ven Pongal - Ven Pongal is a South Indian dish of Tamil cuisine. It is usually served at breakfast. Ven Pongal is made of rice and yellow lentils, nicely flavored with cumin seeds and cashew nuts.
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  • Rice 450 gm
  • Yellow lentils (Moong daal) 225 gm
  • Cashew nuts 1/2 cup
  • Pepper 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger 1" piece
  • Ghee 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves a few

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Cooking Directions

  1. Heat ghee, fry cashew nuts till golden brown and reserve.

  2. Fry whole pepper and cumin seeds.

  3. Add lentils and curry leaves, fry and remove.

  4. Boil 1 liter water and add washed rice and fried lentils.

  5. When half cooked add salt and chopped ginger.

  6. When done, add cashew nuts and remaining ghee.

  7. Serve with coconut chutney.

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