Thursday, January 22, 2009

Vegetable Ven Pongal

Pongal, while saying the name itself makes me a great addict to pongal with sambar, as i have picky eaters at home its really a hard task for me to prepare pongal with black peppercorns, they hate those healthy black peppercorns to the core, once i saw this vegetable ven pongal recipe in a magazine and loved the way they omitted blackpeppercorns by adding pepper powders n vegetables, its was in my mind since a long n never tried them, adding vegetables to pongal, a quite interesting way to feed everyone who doesnt like vegetables easily n i prepared them with carrot, french beans n frozen wonder they vanished within few hours, with sambhar they tasted awesome n delicious...

1cup Raw Rice
1/2cup Split Moongdal
1tsp Grated Ginger
1cup Chopped Vegetables ( Carrot, french beans, frozen Peas)
1/4cup Ghee
1/2tsp Cumins seeds
1/4tsp Pepper powder
10nos Cashew nuts
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, curry leaves n cashew nuts n fry them until they turns brown, add immediately the chopped vegetables with pepper powder n 1/4tsp salt (beware we have already added salt in rice)..n saute them for a while, close with lid n keep the flame in simmer, let them cook for a while..the vegetables should be cooked but not mushy..

Once the pressure is released, again mix well the rice n moongdal n add the vegetables directly to the pressure cooker n toss them well until the vegetables get well mixed...

Serve hot with Sambhar r chutney of ur choice...

This Delicious n Colourful Pongal goes to: Festive Food - Makar Sankranti by Priti of Indian Khana
Harest The Festival Of Rice by Sudeshna


Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Super nutritious yaa..

Sunshinemom said... Reply To This Comment

Venn pongal with veggies sounds a good idea!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

That would be a great lunch idea even kids will love it!

Vaishali said... Reply To This Comment

Love the idea of adding veggies to pongal, Priya. It looks delicious.

CurryLeaf said... Reply To This Comment

Great lunch /dinner.Lovely and tasty

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

Ven pongal with vegetables is a good idea...very different and delicious recipe...

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

nice idea priya.. how do u manage to put 2 recipes per day.. that is a big thing. kalakareenga.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

humm very helthy somany veges in pongal good combo

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