Ven Pongal & Gosthu

For Day 5 of BM# 10 under Winter Special theme, I have a very comforting and hearty combo, Ven Pongal & Gosthu. I'm sure these dishes are made all year round, but a hot bowl of pongal with the hearty vegetable & lentil curry just warms you up from within, making it a very special winter dish in my opinion. 

Ven Pongal & Gosthu

Recipe for Ven Pongal is adapted from Chandra Padmanabhan's Dakshin cookbook and I made Suganya's gosthu to go along with it. A perfect way to end a looong day of shopping. 

Ven Pongal & Gosthu
For Day 5 of BM# 10 under Winter Special theme, I have a very comforting and hearty combo, Ven Pongal & Gosthu. I'm sure these dishes are made all year round, but a hot bowl of pongal with the hearty vegetable & lentil curry just warms you up from within, making it a very special winter dish in my o...

Ven Pongal

Summary

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  • Coursebreakfast
  • Cuisinetamil
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time40 minutesPT0H40M

Ingredients

Moong dal
½cup
Rice (I used Sona masoori rice)
1cup
Turmeric
¼tsp
Peppercorns (or to taste)
½tsp
Ground Cumin
1tsp
Salt
to taste
For tempering:
Cumin seeds
½tsp
Asafoetida
¼tsp
Ginger - finely grated
2"
Green chilies - slit
3
Curry leaves - few

Steps

  1. Coarsely grind peppercorns and cumin seeds and set aside.
  2. Roast moong dal and rice separately. Mix together, wash well and cook along with turmeric and 4½cups of water for 3-4 whistles or until both rice and lentil are very soft.
  3. Heat 2tbsp ghee and 1tbsp oil in a large saucepan, add the cumin-pepper powder and all the tempering ingredients and once the seeds start changing color, add the cooked rice mixture along with salt.
  4. Add ½cup of  water if necessary to get to a porridge like consistency. 
Ven Pongal & Gosthu
Ven Pongal & Gosthu

Serve hot with gosthu or coconut chutney or as is.

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked for Day 5 of BM# 10.

Ven Pongal & Gosthu
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