Venn Pongal

Venn Pongal is a breakfast dish popular in Tamilnadu.
I had a taste of it when I moved to Chennai for my first job.

It was my friend Priya, who introduced me to different varieties of Pongal made during Thai Pongal, the harvest festival.
Our favorites were Venn Pongal and Sakara Pongal from Murugan Idly shop:-)

Here goes the Venn Pongal recipe
1 Cup rice
1 /3 Cup Moong Dal
1 tspn Cumin
1 tspn Black pepper
1 tspn Dried Grated Ginger.
1 tbspn Cashew Nuts
2 tspn Ghee
3 Cups water
Salt to taste

Wash the rice and Dal and let it drain
In a pressure cooker, heat the ghee.
Once the ghee is hot enough, add the Cumin, Black pepper and Cashew nuts
Sauté till the cashew nuts turn golden brown.
Add the rice and dal and sauté till the rice and dal are well coated with ghee.
Add the water and salt to taste and let it cook.
Pressure cook for two whistles. Once the first whistle comes, let it cook on low heat for one more whistle.
Open the lid and stir well.

Serve with Sambar or Coconut Chutney.

My entry to Pongal Feast Event hosted by Kurinji


  1. Nice pic... Great pongal... Hmm... I miss Murugan Idli shop and the milagai podi served there...

  2. Yummy pongal.....

    Thanks for participate with my event....

    Pongal Feast Event


  3. Pls link with my announcement page...

    Thanks for participate with my event....

    Pongal Feast Event


  4. @Krithi...Ya, i too love the Milagai podi and the varieties of Chutneys they serve:-)

    @Kurunji: Done...I have linked it.

  5. this is nice !! delicious n very inviting !!

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  6. very comforting pongal...and I miss Murugan idli shop terribly...very nice have been tagged...check out my blog ...

  7. Yumm, our family favourite ven pongal, drooling here..

  8. Great photo and looks yummy! Glad to know that you like all the kuihs, they are my favorite too...

  9. you have a beautiful page here. love this pongal recipe. so authentic and delicious.

  10. I've had a lot of pongal in the restaurant here in chennai, its great to have a recipe of it! will try it out soon.



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