Monday, September 14, 2009

Venn pongal


2 cups rice 3/4 cup mung dal,
dry roasted to a golden brown cracked black peppercorns
1 1/2 tspns lightly crushed cumin, turmeric,
salt to taste. A good bunch curry leaves
a little chopped ginger
5-6 tbspns ghee/melted butter turned brown
bunch cashews


Wash rice and roasted dal. Add water to one inch above level of rice. Add turmeric and let it simmer. Add a
little more water if not semi- solid. When done remove from heat.
Warm ghee and roast cashews until a golden, remove carefully and set aside. Throw in cumin seeds, cracked
pepper, curry leaves into the ghee and in a minute or two pour int onto the pongal with the cashews. Add the
ginger. Mix well.

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