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Ven Pongal Making Made Easier

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Ven pongal is a popular south Indian food. Ven pongal is a spicy version of pongal. If you love spicy food, learn how to cook ven pongal through this recipe video of ven pongal. Try it. You will love this tasty ven pongal.
  Ghee 6 Teaspoon
  Pepper corn 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 10
  Moong dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Grated coconut 1 Tablespoon, dry or wet
  Cashew 1 Tablespoon, fried

1. In a vessel, put moong dal and rice, wash and drain out the excess water.

2. In a wok, heat ghee, add pepper corns and cumin, curry leaves, fry for few seconds.
3. Add moong dal and rice, stir fry until the water dries.
4. Transfer to a pressure cooker, cook for about 5 minutes.

5. Garnish with coconut powder and cashew.
6. Serve with pudina chutney or any other chutney of your choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Indian Spicy Split Green Gram Rice
Ask any Tamilian what he would like to have for breakfast; Ven Pongal will be his answer. Indeed no true Tamilian can refuse a bowl of hot steaming pongal. This one-pot rice and lentil dish is a traditional breakfast meal. It’s hot, spicy, comforting and very satisfying. A perfect balance of protein and carbs, Ven pongal is a great way to start your day. Leftover’s can be had for dinner! Watch this video to learn how to make traditional ven pongal for two.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 959 Calories from Fat 197

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g34.9%

Saturated Fat 12.5 g62.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 40.2 mg13.4%

Sodium 37.1 mg1.5%

Total Carbohydrates 152 g50.5%

Dietary Fiber 14.3 g57%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 33 g66.9%

Vitamin A 16.3% Vitamin C 0.64%

Calcium 23.1% Iron 23.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


rumya's picture
You are an excellent cook. I always enjoy watching your recipe videos.Your family is very,very lucky to have a such an excellent and fast cook.Please keep putting more videos for us to enjoy and try it in our kitchen. Thanks.
Gia's picture
Excellent Recipe. Tastes Fabulous!
Ven Pongal Making Made Easier Recipe Video, Indian Spicy Split Green Gram Rice