Ven Pongal – South Indian breakfast

Ven Pongal is a very popular savoury breakfast of South India made using raw rice and moong dal. The aroma of ghee will fill the air in this delicious recipe. It is a nutritious meal and is generally had along with coconut chutney.

This meal is both heart filling and stomach filling. So make sure you have a nice relaxed day after this meal.

Enjoy the recipe!

It will serve around 2 people.


  1. Raw rice – 1 cup
  2. Moong dal- 1/4 cup
  3. Water – 2 – 2.5 cup
  4. Milk- 1 cup
  5. Peppercorns- 1 tsp
  6. Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  7. Curry leaves- few
  8. Salt as required
  9. Ghee – 1-2 tsp
  10. For tempering: Little cumin seeds, 1 tsp ghee, Chopped cashews- 5-6, few curry leaves.

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7 thoughts on “Ven Pongal – South Indian breakfast”

      1. Unfortunately we still don’t have one, but I’ll be travelling soon to Budapest where I heard they do have, so hope to find it and all the amazing Indian food and spices.. 😀

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