February 4, 2011

Ven Pongal (Kara Pongal)

Rice- 1 cup
split/yellow moong dal- 1/2 cup
cashews-a few broken into small pieces or halved
cumin-seeds- 1tspn
Pepper corn - 1 tspn
green chillies(slited) - 1
ginger - a small piece chopped finely
Asafetida powder(Hing)- a couple of pinches
curry leaves- a few
salt to taste
ghee- 1 tblspn
Water to cook (5 cups)
1.Take a Pressure cooker put the Rice, dal,salt and oil together and cook to get 4-5 whistles.
2.Take another pan and put Ghee,Cashew nuts and ginger  . Roast till it turns into golden colour.
3.Add green chilies, Cumin seeds, Peppercorns, asafetida powder ,and Curry leaves, stir for 1    or 2 minutes.
4.pour this mix to cooked ven pongal and mix well.

Tastes well with Sambar,chutney and vada.


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