Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Barley Venpongal

I tried out making venpongal with barley this weekend for our dinner and served along with some coconut chutney, both together turned out dinner super prefect,healthy,filling and wholesome..Venpongal with barley tastes truly prefect and tasty like we do with white rice..This pongal was completely guilt free since i used just oil for tempering the spices...Needless to say that this barley venpongal its gonna be quite often in our menu,even my H who never loves barley as anything enjoyed it having for his dinner...

Barley Venpongal

1cup Whole barley
1cup Split moongdal
1tsp Ginger (crushed)
1cup Milk
3cups Water
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tbsp Peppercorns
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
Few curry leaves
Few cashew nuts
Oil
Salt

Wash the barley and split moongdal together,take everything in a pressure cooker along with milk,water,crushed ginger and salt,close the cooker with lid and put the weight..pressure cook everything for 5-6whistles and put off the stove..Once the steam get released, heat the oil.. fry the cumin seeds, peppercorns,curry leaves, cashew nuts,asafoetida powder until they turns brown,add these tempered spices to the cooked barley-moongdal mixture and give a stir..

Serve hot with spicy coconut chutney..

56 comments:

  1. Barely pongal looks delicious and healthy.

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  2. Healthy and yummy pongal!! wish to taste little

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  3. Good one - Looks very yummy and tempting :)

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  4. This makes a wholesome breakfast...very healthy and delicious...

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  5. Love barley! This looks healthy and delicious.

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  6. This is an awesome twist to the healthy pongal. Yummy Priya :)

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  7. A great way to add barley to our diet ... Delicious !!

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  8. Nutritious barley made delicious for breakfast- what a great way to start the day!

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  9. Wow... thats yummy and healthy :)
    I will surely try this :)

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  10. Barley is soo filling that I believe "less is more" when it comes to eating it. Very innovative pongal!

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  11. delicious combination looks wonderful and healthy

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  12. Looks yummy. I have a bottle of barley and I know now what to do with it.

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  13. Yummy pongal priya and very apt for a break fast and healthy too.

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  14. This looks healthy and delicious.

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  15. oooh just the picture shows was a yummy and delicious texture this dish has!

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  16. Wow....great recipe, never had it and wud love to have it. saw ur handwork too, its amazing...cheers !

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  17. I had this when I was in chennai.. It tastes wow!! Creamy n delicious..

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  18. barley pongal looks perfect...healthy and yum!
    Smitha
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

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  19. Barley recipes are new to me, this one is lovely, n healthy!

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  20. This looks wholesome and delicious:)

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  21. Yum..healthy, homey n hearty..loved it!!


    US Masala

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  22. Priya u are always trying new recipe and they are also mouth-watering with simple preparation methods. The pongal looks fabulous and delicious too:)

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  23. You always have the yummiest idea to include every goodness in your diet.. love it.

    Aaha Oho

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  24. Perfect way to include barley in the diet!

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  25. very healthy option for breakfast..

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  26. Ahaa! what a healthy and delicious way to have barley. Looks tempting dear.

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  27. This is nutritious and healthy. Should give it a try.

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  28. wow thats a healthy dinner recipe...thanks for that Priya...
    http://panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  29. Great breakfast idea...I have tried your barley sweet pongal and now this one is going in my bookmarked folder.

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  30. I dint know, I can use barley in making venpongal priya.. that sure is innovative.

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  31. Priya,

    I was suppose to prepare this dish for to nights dinner and wanted to link it to ur event:-(( Phew..will prepare something else..

    As always the pongal is inviting me to grab and finish them..

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  32. Healthy barley! I should buy some and try this out.. looks great
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  33. barley with pongal sounds delicious. healthy too

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  34. Very healthy and delicious pongal...., looks yummy.

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  35. wow, its a healthy dish indeed :)

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  36. Its really healthy and Must be very tasty too

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  37. Very healthy..never tried anything wid barley..

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  38. lovely pongal ..... yummy....will surely try n tell u....

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  39. Makes a healthy & wholesome meal...
    Prathima rao
    Prats Corner

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  40. wow.....healthy barley and looks tooo good

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  41. Nutritious and yummy pongal:-)
    Wud love to try it!!!! sigh sigh...

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  42. lovely and yummy pongal....
    classy :)

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  43. a huge like to this- good one priya !

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  44. Nice twist to the traditional pongal. Must try it soon. I am sure my daughter will be happy with some variety as she is allergic to most of the regular breakfasts made of wheat!

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  45. wow, amazing Priya, looks superb and so healthy for a breakfast.

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