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How to prepare spicy pongal (Venpongal)

How to prepare spicy pongal.. Venpongal…We can make pongal in 2 types. Sweet pongal and spicy pongal. Sweet pongal will be making in Tamil festival “Pongal”. This spicy pongal is called Venpongal in Tamil Nadu. It is very tasty and made with raw rice and moong dal. For more tasty, we are adding ghee and cashews. This pongal is may get in some of the temples as prasadam. Venpongal is goes with coconut chutney and sambar. Otherwise we can have with Kerala dish Aviyal.  Let’s prepare the tasty Venpongal.

Basic information :

Time consume : 20 Mins
Serve : 4 Persons
Ingredients :
Raw rice : 1 Cup
Moong dal : 1/4 Cup
Pepper : 2 Tsp
Cumin seeds : 2 Tsp
Chopped Ginger : 1 Tsp
Curry leaves : 10 Nos
Oil : 2 Tsp
Ghee : 3 Tsp
Cashewnut : 2 Tsp
Salt : As per taste
Method :

Wash the rice and moong dal well. Heat oil in pressure cooker, add pepper and cumin seeds.Add chopped ginger, curry leaves and fry.

Add washed rice and moong dal and fry a little. Add salt.

Now add water in 1:2 ratio, close the cooker lid and allow it for 2 whistles.

After 2 whistles, wait for 5 minutes. Heat ghee in a pan, add cashews and fry.

Mix the the fried cashews into the cooked pongal and transfer to the serving dish and serve hot with coconut chutney and sambar.Everyone try this tasty pongal and please send your valuable comments!….

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