Ven Pongal is one of the easy, delicious and popular SouthIndian Breakfast dish. A very delectable dish made with rice, moong dal, ghee and mild spices. A very quick breakfast to make. No expertise needed. Ven Pongal is usually served with gotsu, sambar or chutney. Usually few dishes are very popular in marriages. We always wonder the taste of few dishes in marriage catering. Pongal is one such dish. For marriages, the caterers need to make pongal in very larger quantity. So their preparations are usually very simple and straight forward. In this pongal recipe also, you can find how easily they concoct this dish. Lets get started!

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time40 mins
Recipe CategoryMain
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Kalyana Ven Pongal Recipe
Kalyana Ven Pongal Recipe

Raw Rice1 Cup*
Moong Dal1/4 Cup
Water3.5 Cups
Milk1 Cup
SaltTo Taste
Cumin Seeds 1 teaspoon
Whole black peppercorns1 teaspoon
Finely chopped Ginger1 teaspoon
Hinga Pinch 
Curry Leavesfew
Ghee2 tablespoon

Kalyana Ven Pongal Recipe
Kalyana Ven Pongal Recipe

  1. Heat a pan and dry fry the rice for couple of minutes. We don't need to fry the rice till it sputter or become red. Just fry them for couple of minutes as it will help the rice to get nicely cooked. Take the fried rice in a veseel. Again keep the the pan in the flame. Add moong dal and dry fry it till it turns slight golden brown color. Take this roasted dal to the vessel having roasted rice
  2. Wash thoroughly the rice and dal. Then, add 3.5 cups of water and 1 cup of milk. Milk is optional. We can add 4.5 cups of water instead. But milk gives a nice flavour. Most of us add milk for sweet pongal. 

  3. Add cumin seeds, peppercorns, finely chopped ginger, curry leaves, hing and salt and give a good mix. Keep the vessel inside the pressure cooker and pressure cook it for 5-6 whistles. We want the rice and dal to be nice and mushy. After the pressure is fully released, take out the vessel, With the back of a ladle or with a whisk, nicely mash the cooked rice and dal.

  4. Heat a pan  and add ghee. Then add the broken cashews and fry the cashews in ghee till it turns golden brown color. Then add broken curry leaves and Switch off the flame. Finally add the mashed dal and rice

  5. Mix everything well. 

  6. The delicious Kalyana Ven Pongal is now ready to serve! 
Optional - Along with Cahsew you can also temper the Cumin Seeds, curry leaves, few more pepper corns and add with the cooked pongal.
    Kalyana Ven Pongal Recipe
    Kalyana Ven Pongal Recipe

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  1. Tried this recipe today and the pongal was very delicious. Thanks for the recipe