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ven pongal recipe, how to make Tamil nadu ven pongal | Khara pongal recipe

ven pongal recipe. easy to make south indian khara pongal or pongal recipe in pressure cooker
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 1/4 cup moong dal slightly dry roasted
  • 4 cups water
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons broken or 10-12 whole cashews
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 3 tablespoons ghee


  • Wash and slightly roast the rice and moong dal for 2 minutes in a pressure cooker.
  • Pressure cook by adding 4 cups of water for 6-7 whistles.
  • Once the pressure is released, add salt and mik. Mash very well until creamy and smooth.
  • Heat ghee in a small pan. Add all the tempering ingredients and fry well.
  • Add to the mashed pongal.
  • Mix well and serve pongal hot with sambar, chutney and gotsu.


1. you can slightly crush the peppercorns and cumin seeds
2. Milk is optional.


Calories: 246kcal