Venn Pongal (Khara Pongal)
* * * * *
[Based on 1 users]
Author rashmi.nallaperumal Yield No Value
Published Dec 6, 2008 Cooking Time 10 Minutes
Recipe Type Rices Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Ingredient Rice Standing Time 10 Minutes
Description: This is a Tirunelveli style Pongal. Nutritious as it contains lentils(Dal).

Recipe of Venn Pongal (Khara Pongal)

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Fresh Coconut 1/4 Cup
Ginger 1 Piece
Garlic 4 Clove
Black Pepper 1 Tablespoons
Jeera 1 Tablespoons
Ghee 4-5 Tablespoons
Moong Dal 1/2 Cup
Rice 1 Cup
Salt To Taste
Green Chillies 2 Numbers


Wash the Rice and Moong Dal, set aside Chop the ginger in to small peices Crush the garlic with garlic crusher Slice the chillies into 2 peices each Grate the fresh coconut Now to make Venn Pongal 1. Keep the pressure cooker & heat on the stove for 2 mins and add ghee to the vessel. 2. Add jeera, it starts to splutter 3. Now add the crushed garlic, ginger cut in to small peices and Black pepper 4.Fry for 2 mins and add the grated coconut and again fry for 4-5 mins 5. Add the washed Moong Dal and Rice and fry for another 5 mins. 6. Add Salt & Pour water . Now close the Pressure cooker lid. 7. Remove from the stove after 4-5 Whistles are done 8. Serve hot either with coconut chutney or Sambhar

Recipe Tips

Venn Pongal is generally soft. So keep to rice and dal soaked atleast 1/2 an hour before.
Posted Dec 6, 2008

You need to be logged in to add comments.

Click here to login into your account.


Niti Sharma Jan 27, 2012
How much water is required in this recipe to cook pongal ?

See All Comments