Kara Pongal | Easy Ven Pongal Recipe | Khara Pongal

Kara Pongal | Easy Ven Pongal Recipe | Khara Pongal

Kara pongal is a very famous South Indian breakfast recipe which is very easy to make. It is a spicy rice porridge dish, that is very healthy and delicious. This recipe is specially prepared on some special occasions like a pooja or can also be made for your breakfast or lunch box. 

A ven kara pongal recipe can be consumed with some side dishes like coconut chutney or sambhar. Ven pongal would taste very good without them too, but I always prefer serving it with chutney and sambhar.  You can add many variations to your recipe. Instead of rice, you can use oats, or any millets.

Ven Pongal is also prepared in some other South Indian states in the harvest festival which is also known as Sankranti. Pongal is a 4-day long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu State and is dedicated to the Sun God. 

It is also the only festival that follows a solar calendar and every year January 14th is celebrated as Makar Sankranti.

Recipe with detailed ingredients and steps are provided in the recipe card below. You can also print this recipe from the button provided in the recipe card.




You can follow some similar South Indian breakfast recipes like,

1. Homemade masala vada

2. Idiyappam recipe

3. Set dosa | Sponge dosa

4. Soft idli recipe

 


Kara Pongal | Ven Pongal Recipe

To make ven pongal, you would need just these ingredients.

  • Rice
  • Moong Dal
  • Ginger
  • Water
  • Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • Curry Leaves
  • Cumin Seeds jeera
  • Green Chilli
  • Black Pepper Powder
  • Cashew Nuts
  • Salt

– Take rice and dry roast in a frying Pan or Kadhai until golden brown in color. Wash it properly and add in a pressure cooker along with grated ginger, water, and salt and cook it till 1 whistle on high heat. Remove the cooker from the flame and let it cool.

– Now, smash the rice with the backside of the glass until it becomes little mushy. Add little water if you think that rice is too dry. In a frying pan, heat 2 to 3 tbsp of ghee in medium flame.

– Add 1 tsp Cumin Seeds, 8 to 12 cashews, 8 to 10 leaves of Curry, 2 Half Cut Green Chillies, and 2 tbsp Black Pepper Powder. Wait until the cashews turn brown, then add the rice with it.

– Now, mix all together and simmer it for 2 minutes. Serve it with coconut chutney.

 





Ven Pongal | Kara Pongal


ven pongal recipe | khara pongal recipe

Amit Roy
Kara pongal is a very famous South Indian breakfast recipe which is very easy to make. It is spicy rice porridge dish, that is very healthy and delicious.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Rice
  • ½ cup Moong Dal
  • 1 tsp Ginger grated
  • Water As needed
  • 3 tbsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • 8 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds jeera
  • 2 Green Chilli
  • 2 tbsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 8 Cashew Nuts
  • Salt as needed

Instructions
 

  • Take ½ cup rice, and dry roast it in a frying Pan or Kadhai until golden brown in color.
  • Wash it properly and add in a pressure cooker along with grated ginger, water, and salt and cook it till 1 Whistle on high heat.
  • Remove the cooker from the flame and let it cool.
  • Now, smash the rice with the backside of the glass until it becomes little mushy. Add little water if you think that rice is too dry.
  • In a frying pan, heat 2 to 3 tbsp of ghee in medium flame.
  • Add 1 tsp Cumin Seeds, 8 to 12 cashews, 8 to 10 leaves of Curry, 2 Half Cut Green Chillies, and 2 tbsp Black Pepper Powder.
  • Wait until the cashews turn brown, then add the rice with it.
  • Now, mix all together and simmer it for 2 minutes. Serve it with coconut chutney. You could also try our Maddur Vada Recipe or Pundi Recipe.

Notes

  • Do not use any substitute for Ghee, Curry leaves, Ginger and Black Pepper. Do not even skip them. It will completely alter the taste.
  • You can alter the ratio of rice and moong dal according to your wish.
  • You can add some vegetables like Carrot, Beans, etc in your Ven Pongal.
  • Serve the Pongal when it is hot. It tastes great.

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