Ven Pongal | How to make Khara Pongal
How to make Khara Pongal / Ven Pongal Recipe at home?
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Ven Pongal / Khara Pongal is a savory SouthIndian Breakfast recipe made with rice and lentils.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: SouthIndian
Keyword: breakfast, pongal
Servings: 3 People
Author: Sandhya Hariharan
  • 1 Cup Rice ** I have used Sona Masoori Rice
  • 1/4 Moong Dal
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 "inch ginger finely grated
  • Salt to Taste
  • 4 Cups of Water
  • 1 Tsp Ghee
  • Tempering
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • 8- 10 Curry Leaves
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 8 Cashewnuts broken into 2 pieces
  1. Dry Roast Moong Dal in a pan until the color begins to change slightly and its fragrant.Set it aside. Once its cools down, wash it along with rice.
  2. Heat Ghee in the Pressure Cooker Pan. Add Ginger and Asafoetida and saute for one minute. Add the washed rice and moong dal to the pan along with 4 cups of water.
  3. Cook for about 15 minutes.
  4. Once the steam is released, open the lid and season with salt.
  5. For Tempering, Heat Ghee in a small pan, add Black Pepper. Once they begin to crackle, turn off the flame. Add Cumin Seeds, curry leaves followed by the addition of Cashewnuts. Fry until the Cashewnuts turn light brown. Add the tempering to the prepared Ven Pongal and give it a good mix.

  6. Serve Ven Pongal / Khara Pongal  hot with Coconut Chutney and Sambar