Ven Pongal recipe | raw rice | moong dal

Ven Pongal recipe | raw rice | moong dal is a very simple and easy recipe which can be prepared for breakfast or dinner. It is prepared using raw rice and moong dal. Do not prefer to eat it in hotels, as they mostly use dalda instead of ghee, which is not good for health.

Preparation Time:- 20 minutes

To Serve:- 2 person

A short video link for the recipe:-

Ven Pongal recipe – Ingredients:-
  • raw rice / pacharisi – 1 cup
  • moong dal / paasi paruppu – 1/2

(Raw rice : moong dal, 2:1 in ratio)

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Ingredients – moong dal and raw rice
  • water – 5 to 6 cups
  • salt / uppu – to taste (approximately 1.5 tsp)
  • cashew nuts / mundhiri paruppu – 10 to 12 number
  • black pepper corns / milagu – 1.5 tsp
  • cumin seeds / seegam  1.5 tsp
  • ginger / inji – 1 tsp
  • curry leaves / karuvepilai – few
  • ghee / nei – 2 tsp
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Ingredients-cumin seeds, black pepper, cashew nuts, chopped ginger, curry leaves, salt and ghee
Ven Pongal recipe – Method of preparation:-

1. Firstly dry roast rice in a fry pan till it is hot to touch. In other words it should be roasted lightly so that the colour of the rice should not change.

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Dry roasting raw rice in pan

2. Secondly dry roast moong dal separately till it is hot to touch. Here too the colour should not be changed.

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Dry roasting moong dal in pan

3. After that transfer both rice and moong dal to a pressure cooker and add salt.

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Raw rice, moong dal and salt in a pressure cooker

4. Further add  5 to 6 cups of water according to the variety of rice. (If it is new – 5 and if it is old – 6 cups)

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Ingredients along with water in a pressure cooker

5. Close the lid and cook in medium flame for 3-4 whistles, or 3-4 minutes after you get a whistle.

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Pressure cooker in a stove

6. Fry cashew nuts in ghee till it turns golden brown, and keep separately.

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Frying cashew nuts in ghee

7. Finally heat ghee in a fry pan and add ginger (chopped) and fry for one minute. Next add black pepper, cumin seeds, and when it splutters add curry leaves.

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Seasonings in pan

8. Transfer to the seasoning into the cooker along with cashew nuts and mix thoroughly.

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Seasonings and cashew nuts added to Pongal

9. Serve with coconut chutny or sambar.

Ven Pongal recipe
Ven Pongal recipe

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