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Tamil Ven Pongal - Recipe from Tamilnadu

Updated on May 27, 2013
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

3.9 stars from 7 ratings of Tamilnadu Ven Pongal


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    8 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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    9 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.


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