July 16, 2011

Ven Pongal

Ven pongal is a very popular breafast in South India. Its again one of my FIL's favorite. My colleagues at work used to say the pongal he prepares is awesome. Being foodies my family loves pongal and tomato thokku(chaass as we call it!!)
Rice - 2 cups
Moong Dal - 1 cup (pasi paruppu)
Ginger - small piece
Pepper Powder - 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tbsp
Cashew Nuts - 10/15 pieces
Curry Leaves - a little
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking

Wash rice and moong dal together. Add six cups of water and cook in a pressure cooker till its soft and mushy.
Add salt, ginger, pepper powder, cumin seeds, curry leaves on top of the mashed rice.
Heat ghee and pour it on top of these so that they get fried in the ghee.
Add fried cashew nuts and serve hot with coconut chutney or thakkali thokku or gotsu.

Bon Appetit!!