Ven pongal dry recipe with detailed instructions- Ven pongal or Khara Pongal is a popular south indian breakfast recipe. The pongal is made with rice and moong dal. The consistency of the pongal is generally soft and mushy. Its best eaten piping hot. Today i have made the dry version of the pongal. I have reduced the amount of water, so its not mushy and can be easily packed for lunch box.
How about making a dry pongal with equal quantity of rice to moong dal. Its a one pot meal, realtively healthy meal and a great lunch box recipe. I add some lemon juice at the end of the cooking process which gives a nice taste to the pongal. Kids in general do not require any side with it. But if you plan to give a side you can accompany the pongal with Masala Tomato curry, Potato Kurma, Peanut tomato chutney or Carrot Capsicum pachadi (chutney)
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Rice – ½ cup
Moong dal – ½ cup
Whole pepper corns- about 10 and crushed pepper corns – about 4
lightly crushed Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Chopped Ginger- 1 inch
Cashew nuts- about 8
Few curry leaves
Grated coconut- 1 tbsps
Salt to taste
Lemon juice to taste
Oil- 3 tsps
Hing – 2 pinches
Water- about 1 ½ to 2 cups
Wash the rice, drain the water and keep on the side.
Take a pressure cooker add the oil. When it gets hot add the cashew, cumin seed and black pepper. Fry for few seconds.
Now add the curry leaves, ginger, coconut and hing. Fry for 30 seconds.
Add the moong dal and mix. Fry for few seconds.
Now add the rice. and necessary salt.
Add water, mix and close the lid.
Cook on a medium heat up to three vissels. Turn off the heat.
When the pressure goes down, open the lid add the lemon juice and mix. Check for seasoning.
Dry pongal is now ready to be served.
- Each pressure cooker is different so please do adjust the cooking time and water accordingly.
puliyodarai is one of my favorite lunch box recipe
My friend in from Andra
Her puliyodarai taste is something different
But ours also very nice
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Luv the twist of this lovely pongal.
Truly tempting dish! Never knew there’s dry pongal too 🙂
wow..delicious and tempting .
Simple and yum one pot meal….
This pongal I love just madly… Nice looks too.
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thanks for this easy n quick pongal version 🙂 loved ur idea…rice looks so inviting, neat presentation too!
Never tried the dry variety. Nice one. will try soon
im loving this pongal, quite different from the usual ones…
Pongal ante maku pichi…..:) nice dear
its my all time favorite pongal… very inviting dear…