Venpongal Recipe


  • 1 cup Soaked Rice
  • 1 cup Moong dal
  • 1 green chillie
  • 1 ginger
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 10-12 cashew nuts
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • Ghee to fry


  • Mix rice and moong dal in the ratio 1:1.
  • Add 3 times water and steam until it is overcooked.
  • Cut green chillies and ginger into fine pieces.
  • Take some ghee in a fry pan and add whole black peppers, and cumin seeds.
  • When the peppers burst add chillie and ginger pieces and a pinch of turmeric powder.
  • Add some cashewnuts and remove the pan when the cashews are roasted and begin to smell.
  • Add this to cooked dal-rice.
  • Add salt, curry leaves and mix well.
  • Add some ghee while serving.

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