Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Brown Rice Ven Pongal & Green Spring Onions Sambhar

My readers and followers will know that am trying to make out dishes with brown rice nowadays than the usual rice...Yesterday i prepared making out my favourite venpongal with brown rice and also prepared sambar with green spring onions which i bought weekend from our farmer's market...I prepared this sambar with dry roasting fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds,dry red chillies and grated coconut which usually my mom used to prepare with eggplants and dal to enjoy along with venpongal, instead of making out this sambar with eggplants, my choice went to green sping onions and both brown rice venpongal and green spring onions sambar together works out superb and tastes fantastic...We enjoyed having this both dishes together for our dinner and this dishes together turned out our dinner healthy, filling and prefect.


Brown Rice Ven Pongal:
1cup Brown Rice
1/2cup Split Moongdal
1tsp Grated Ginger
1/4cup Ghee
1/2tsp Cumins seeds
1/4tsp Peppercorns
10nos Cashew nuts
Salt
5nos Curry leaves


Wash both Rice with split moongdal together n add three cups of water n pressure cook with grated ginger n salt upto 3 hisses.. Meanwhile heat the ghee in a kadai, add the cumin seeds, peppercorns,curry leaves n cashew nuts n fry them until they turns brown..

Once the pressure is released, again mix well the rice n moongdal n add the tempered spices & cashews directly to the pressure cooker n toss them well until everything get well mixed...

Green Spring Onions Sambar:
1cup Green spring onions
1cup Cooked toor dal with turmeric powder
1/2tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
Salt
Oil
Curry Leaves

To Grind:
1tbsp Fenugreek seeds
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1/4cup Grated coconut
3nos Dry red chillies


Heat enough oil,fry the mustard seeds, urad dal,asafoetida powder and dry red chillies, add immediately the chopped green spring onions and curry leaves, cook for a while..meanwhile grind all the ingredients given in the list to grind as fine paste..mix this paste to the already cooked toor dal with enough salt and water and add this dal water to the cooking green onions...

Bring everything to boil and cook until the spring onions gets well cooked...

Serve this delicious sambar along with ven pongal and enjoy!!!

44 comments:

LG said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and tasty too..

Ms.Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

Quite healthy ven pongal. Loved ur version of the sambar too.

Chitchat

cookcurrynook said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely combo Priya! Sambar sounds easy to make too :)
Will try this soon. Im ending up bookmarking all your recipes. I'll blame it on your lovely blog if the bookmarks toolbar on my browser crashes! :)

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious combo priya,quiet an healthy one too

J said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy..i love all ur clicks..they make me drool!

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy and excellent taste Priya.I too have tried some brown rice recipes.

Subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

Brown rice that too venn pongal should tell my in laws.They will really wonder.

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

nice delicious combo

Rachana Kothari said... Reply To This Comment

A very healthy pongal and loved your take on smabar too:)

Deepa G Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

such a healthy and comforting and very tasty meal..such lovely and tasty recipe..will try the sambhar and rice soon..

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Latha said... Reply To This Comment

Love pongal and sambar combo.

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

this sounds yumm to me. brown rice is so healthy

tasteofbeirut said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds so delicious! All these spices make me dream!

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

It's very scrumptious and healthy! Love the nutritious combo!

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and love the pics!

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Pongal and Sambar ..both look awesome..Simply superb and a complete meal.

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

I am sure trying to make that sambar once. I love white rice,but i am trying to use more brown rice and pastas these days too.

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Ven pongal n sambar looks heathy as well as divine dear.

Akal's Saappadu said... Reply To This Comment

ven pongal and sambhar, what a delicious combination!!! both of them look perfect in that tiffin box ( reminds me of my school days :) )

Kalakkareenga Priya!!!

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

healthy ven pongal ...nice idea to make sambar with spring onion greens ...
TC

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

something very new to me Priya..sounds and looks gr8

Swapna Sree said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy Ven pongal and yummy combo,,,nice clicks...

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Nice comforting dishes Priya...even I too cook pongal with brown rice only these days, we rarely cook with white rice da :)

Jyoti V said... Reply To This Comment

Looks healthy and delicious...

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

i made khichdi with brown rice one day..should try venn pongal too..looks yumm

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Hmmm...slurp and drooling:)

Madhuri said... Reply To This Comment

Wow lost in that stainsteel carrier. Nice combo.

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy pongal and yummy sambar.Nice combo

Trendsetters said... Reply To This Comment

very tasty looking..it has been a while since I ate with the right coombo

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Pongal and sambar look awsome, healthy too

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious combo...Never tried spring onion in sambar..cool idea, Priya :-)

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,
You should call this brown pongal..since you made it with brown rice. hehe. Looks like a winner priya. I should try this sometime cause I too shy away from anything white--like white bread, white sugar and white rice!

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo Priya... healthy pongal and very flavorful sambar

Jagruti said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and very tasty pongal..pics good too...

BangaloreBaker said... Reply To This Comment

I wish I could make this too. Nobody likes brown rice in my house. Looks good.

Vanamala Hebbar said... Reply To This Comment

After Dhanumasam i havent made yet... thanks for reminding me to make pongal. Nice pics yaar...

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

Yum! that looks so good..slurp!

angee said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy and yummy too.. i am really amazed by your recipes.

Meena said... Reply To This Comment

pongal is such a comfort food and sambhar goes best with it!

Umm Razeen said... Reply To This Comment

A true innovative recipe and a healthy one too

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

It looks really tasty,Priya!

Ammu Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

healthy dish

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

I love any version of pongal and my MIL used to prepare pongal fabulously.
Have to try this healthy brown rice pongal. I sometimes substitute cracked wheat for rice.

Preethi Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

Hey nice recipe dear. I love spring onion sambar. Surely will try this recipe one day...

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