Ven Pongal |  Ghee Pongal

Ingredients for making Ven Pongal

– 1 cup Raw Rice, I used Sona Masoori – 2/3 cup Yellow Mung dal – ½ tbsp. chopped Ginger – 2 thinly sliced Green chilies – ½ tbsp. Cumin – ¾ tbsp. Black Peppercorns – ¼ tbsp. asafoetida – 6 fresh Curry leaves, roughly chopped – ½ tbsp. Salt – ¼ tbsp. Turmeric powder – 3 tbsp. Ghee (add oil for vegan version)

How to make Ven Pongal

* In a pressure cooker, dry roast mung dal until nice light brown and aromatic. * Take roasted dal into a bowl and add raw rice to it. Wash thoroughly and drain excess water. * In the same pressure cooker add ghee and when it heats up add chopped ginger, cumin, black peppercorns,  sliced green chili and roughly chopped curry leaves. * Fry until curry leaves start to change color.