Monday, February 28, 2011

Ven Pongal

A delicious sunday morning brunch means Ven Pongal and Kathirikai Gothsu at our house and thats what we had this sunday also.
Ven Pongal is a South Indian dish where the rice and moong dhal are cooked seasoned with spices and ghee.
This goes well with chutney, sambhar but our favorite is the Kathirikai Gothsu.

Serves 2
Ingredients Required:
Rice - 1 Cup
Moong Dhal - 1/4 Cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:
Cumin Seeds - 2 tsp
Peppercorn - 2 tsp
Ginger - 1 tsp
Cashews - 10
Ghee to fry

How to make?
Pressure cook the rice and moong dhal with salt as required, milk and 3 cups of water. The milk makes the pongal more softer and creamier. 
Mash the pongal and set aside.
In a pan, heat little ghee and fry the broken cashews till they are golden in color and set aside.
In the same pan, add little more ghee and fry the cumin seeds, peppercorn and ginger, fry for a minute and set aside.
Add the cashews and the seasoning to the pongal.
Top it with a tsp of ghee and serve hot.

I am sending this recipe for the event Breakfast Club, featuring whole grains.
and also sending this to AWED Indian Cuisine hosted by Umm Check DK's page as well.

Also sending the recipe to the event 'Breakfast Mela'

How to make Kathirikai Gothsu?
How to make Kathirikai Gothsu with Moong Dhal?


  1. This looks like a delicious way to start the day. Thanks for sharing it with the Breakfast Club.

  2. Thanks for sending in the entry..Looks very delicious