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Pongal recipes – Wish You All A Happy Pongal with MADRAASI

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The word Pongal in Tamil means “Overflowing” which signifies abundance and prosperity also known as “Thamizhar Thirunaal”.

Wish you all a Happy and Prosperous Pongal

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Thinaiarisi Ven pongal recipe / Foxtail millet Khara pongal recipe / How to make ven pongal with millets

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Already I have posted a recipe for Venn Pongal and now it’s time to thing something innovative with this Venn pongal, so I have induced Thinaiarisi / Foxtail millet instead of rawrice. The taste was good with the same aroma, but the texture was something different (good) from our traditional and authentic Venn Pongal. This Foxtail millet is commonly known as quinao.

Venn Pongal with Thinaiarisi / Quinoa

Venn Pongal with Thinaiarisi / Quinoa

Ingredients:

  • Thinai arisi / Foxtail millet / Quinoa – 1 cup
  • Moong dal – ½ cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Black peppercorns – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee / Clarified Butter – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Curry leaves – a string

Preparation:

  • Clean and wash the Thinai arisi / Foxtail millet. Drain it and keep aside.
  • Take 4 cups of water in heavy bottomed vessel, allow it to boil.
  • Heat ghee in a kadai, fry the mung dal till the raw smell goes off.
  • Boil the moong dal in water, it should be in mashing consistency.
  • Once boiled, add in the Thinai arisi / Foxtail millet. Wait till it halfboil.
  • Once halfboiled, add in the moong dal. Allow it boil together.
  • Heat ghee in a tadka, add in the cumin seeds, peppercorns and curry leaves. Wait till they crackle.
  • Add them to the millet and continue boiling in medium flame.
  • Transfer them to a bowl , once boiled.

Serve hot with Sambhar and Chutney.

 

Venn Pongal Recipe / How to make Ven pongal / Khara Pongal recipe – Thai pongal recipes

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Venn Pongal is a traditional SouthIndian breakfast dish. It is very easy and quick to prepare. The flavor of ghee with pepper is the unique taste of pongal. The shine and smell of ghee in pongal will tempt everyone towards Pongal.  It is served with Tiffin Sambhar, Chutney.

Do check out my other breakfast recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/breakfast-dinner/ and pongal recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/2015/01/14/pongal-recipes-wish-you-all-a-happy-pongal-with-madraasi/

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Ven Pongal / Venn Pongal / Khara Pongal / Spicy Pongal

Ingredients:

  • Raw rice – 2 cups
  • Split Moong dal – 1 cup
  • Ghee – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Peppercorns – 15 nos
  • Cumin seeds – 1 ½ tsp
  • Water – 6 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves – a strand

Making of Venn Pongal / Ven Pongal / Khara Pongal / Spicy Pongal:

Preparation:

  • Take rice and dal together in a bowl. Rinse them very well.
  • Drain them completely.
  • Crush peppercorns and cumin seeds.
  • Heat oil in kadai or pressure cooker.
  • Pour ghee and put the peppercorns, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Wait till they crackle.
  • Put the drained rice and dal. Fry them till the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour water and add salt. .
  • Stir them well, bring it to boil and cover and cook or pressure-cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
  • Remove the lid and mash the rice with a spoon.
  • Drizzle little ghee/clarified butter over the ven pongal.

Serve hot with Sambar and Coconut chutney.