Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal

INGREDIENTS:
Rice-1cup
Moongadal-1/2cup
Ghee-2tbsp
Black Pepper-11/2tsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Salt to taste
Water-5cups
Broken cashewnuts-1tbsp
finely cut ginger-1tbsp
Curry leaves a few
Asafoetida-a pinch
PREPARATION:
1.Wash rice and dal together and pour 5cups of water.
2.Pressure cook for 10mints.After removing the lid,add salt,curryleaves,ginger with half cup of milk.
3.Fry cashewnuts,pepper and cumin seeds in ghee.Pour over pongal,mix well and serve steaming hot with ghee on top.

Note:Reduce the volume of water if you are cooking directly in pressure cooker.Reduce flame after keeping the weight.Do not soak rice.

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