Ven Pongal (kattupongal)


Raw Rice 1 cup
Moong Dal ( Pesara pappu) 1/2 Cup
Cumin Seeds ( Jeeragam) 1 tsp
Peppercorns ( Miriyalu) 1/2 tsp
Ginger 1 tsp, chopped finely.
Cashews 2 tbsp
Ghee 1 1/2 tbsp
Curry leaves 10 to 15
Salt to taste
Water 3 1/2 cups


Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a pressure cooker.
Pop cumin seeds and peppercorns. When they start to splutter add ginger and curry leaves.
Now add the dal,rice,water,salt and mix well. Close the lid and let it cook.
Heat 1/2 tbsp ghee in a pan and fry the cashews until golden brown. Add this to the cooked pongal and mix well.
Serve hot with kathrika gothsu ( recipe coming soon) or coconut chutney.

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