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Ven Pongal



Ven Pongal is a traditional South Indian dish made with rice and lentils. It is a savory dish that is usually served as a breakfast item. Ven Pongal is usually served with chutney, sambar, and ghee. It is a popular dish in Tamil Nadu and is often served during festivals and special occasions.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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raw rice

1 cup

split yellow moong dal

1/2 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

black pepper

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


2 cups

grated ginger

1 teaspoon

chopped green chillies

1 teaspoon

chopped curry leaves

1 teaspoon

chopped coriander leaves

1 teaspoon



Step 1:

Wash and soak the rice and dal together for about 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.

Step 3:

Add the cumin seeds and black pepper and fry for a few seconds followed by the ginger green chillies and curry leaves.

Step 4:

Add the soaked rice and dal and fry for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add the salt and 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.

Step 6:

Close the pressure cooker and cook for 4 whistles or until the rice and dal are cooked.

Step 7:

Once th epressure release, open the cooker, add coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 8:

Serve hot with chutney or sambar.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 19528 users have chowed down on Ven Pongal a whopping 39088 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Ven Pongal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Ven Pongal, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in februaryjune.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Ven Pongal is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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