Ven Pongal - Ghee Pongal Recipe - Khara Pongal

Ven Pongal
Ven Pongal (Khara Pongal) or Ghee Pongal is one of the regular breakfast in south indian households. I am not a big fan of pongal but when served hot with ghee I cant say no to it :)

Ven Pongal  Recipe
This is the best option to be served for guests. Once the rice and moong dhal is cooked making pongal can be done even 10mins before serving. Best served with coconut chutney or even
coriander chutney and sambar

Ghee Pongal Recipe

Ven Pongal Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Raw Rice - 1 cup
Split Moong Dhal - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp
Water - 4 cups
Cashews - 6 halved
Ghee - 1.5 tbsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Jeera - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies - 2 small slitted
Ginger - 1/2 tbsp chopped finely
Curry leaves - few
Hing(Perungayam) - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp


  1. Dry roast moong dhal until slightly browned, set aside with raw rice. You can soak rice and dhal for 30mins(optional, I didnt do). Pressure cook rice and moong dhal with 4 cups of water for 3-4 whistles until mushy.
    How to make ven pongal - Step1
  2. Meanwhile you can get ready with the tempering ingredients. First add little ghee and fry the cashews, set aside. In the same kadai add oil and the ingredients under 'to temper' and fry for 2mins.
    How to make ven pongal - Step2
  3. Add hing and salt, give a quick stir. Once the pressure releases, open and add the tempered items, cashews to the cooked pongal. Mix well, add ghee finally.
    How to make ven pongal - Step3
Serve hot with chutney of your choice and sambar. I had clicked pongal twice before this but was not satisfied and finally this was ok to go :)
Khara Pongal Recipe

My Notes:

Khara Pongal

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