Traditional Ven Pongal Recipe

Traditional Ven Pongal is a popular South Indian breakfast dish made with rice and lentils. It is a savory and comforting dish that is often served with coconut chutney and sambar. The rice and lentils are cooked together until soft and then tempered with spices like cumin, black pepper, and curry leaves. This dish is easy to make and perfect for a hearty breakfast or brunch.

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Ingredients for Traditional Ven Pongal Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Rice
  • 0.13 cup Split Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1 cup Water
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • as needed A Few Curry Leaves

Directions: Traditional Ven Pongal Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Wash and soak rice and lentils for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2.In a pressure cooker, add the soaked rice and lentils along with water, salt, and turmeric powder.
  • STEP 3.Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or until the rice and lentils are cooked and mushy.
  • STEP 4.In a pan, heat ghee and add cumin seeds, black pepper, and curry leaves.
  • STEP 5.Add the cooked rice and lentils to the pan and mix well.
  • STEP 6.Adjust salt and spices according to taste.
  • STEP 7.Serve hot with coconut chutney and sambar.

Cooking Tips

  • Use short-grain rice like sona masoori or ponni rice for the best texture.
  • Add a pinch of asafoetida (hing) for extra flavor.
  • You can add cashews and raisins for a richer taste.

Storage and Serving

  • Ven Pongal is best served hot.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
  • Reheat in a microwave or on the stovetop before serving.
Nutrition
value
295
calories per serving
5 g Fat9 g Protein52 g Carbs3 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    5g
  • Protein
    9g
  • Carbs
    52g
  • Fiber
    3g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    52g
  • Protein
    9g
  • Fiber
    3g

Fats

  • Fat
    5g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    69mg
  • Iron
    3mg
  • Vitamin A
    33mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    23mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    3mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    72mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    181mg
  • Selenium
    3mcg
  • Zinc
    1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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