Tamil Ven Pongal - Recipe from Tamilnadu

Ven Pongal  (Kaara Pongal) Recipe and Preparation Method
Ven Pongal (Kaara Pongal) Recipe and Preparation Method

Tamil Ven Pongal Preparation

Ven Pongal or Kaara Pongal is a Tamilnadu speciality.This is a much liked item as lunch or during festivals. Given below are Ingredients and Method of Preparation of this Pongal Recipe.


  • 250 gms Raw Rice
  • 100 gms Moong Dal
  • Cashew nuts
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 1 green chilly finely cut
  • 1/2 tsp Grated Ginger
  • Ghee
  • Curry Leaves
  • Urad Dal
  • Musturd seeds
  • Salt

Method of Preparation of Ven Pongal

Wash the Rice and Moong Dal thoroughly and Add water and salt and Pressure Cook thoroughly. Once ready add 3 cups of water, mash the rice and keep aside. Now heat a Kadai and add Ghee and put the ural dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, pepper, cashew nuts, ginger, green chillies, hing powder and curry leaves and roast for 2 minutes Remove from heat and add all ingredients to the rice and mix thoroughly so that it is in a slight watery consistency. Keep on the stove for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and Serve hot with Papad and Pickle.

Ven Pongal preperation Video

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suny51 6 years ago

I love Pongal,by all means,the dish,the girl who makes it in Delhi and Bangalore whenever I visit her place though her pet name is Vendu,I call her Pongal and the Festival,Thanks for reminding.

Ramya 6 years ago

Today i learnt a new way of preparing pongal, but its not that healthy you know...

you sound great, you have a great voice and accent

Thank you for the recipe

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