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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
VENN PONGAL / VENNPONGAL
This is another famous perumal koil prasadam.
Raw rice: 3/4 cup
Moong dhal - 1/4 cup
Water - 31/2 cups
Grated ginger - 1/2 tsp.
Hing - a pinch
Pepper - 1 tsp.
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Curry leaves - few
Ghee - 1 ladle
Cashews - 2 tsp.
Pressure cook rice and dhal without adding salt.
In a pan, heat a spoon of ghee and fry cashews till golden brown. Keep aside.
In the same pan, heat a tablespoon of ghee, add pepper. When pepper splutters, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, grated ginger and hing. Pour it over the rice. Add salt as per taste and mix well. Garnish with cashews. Add the remaining ghee while serving.
Have it with coconut chutney or kothamalli chutney.