NMOT: Nam Mane Oota Tindi

Khara Pongal | Ven Pongal

Jeera/Cumin rice is prepared with some whole spices and cumin seeds flavour, can be prepared very instantly and easily.

Ven Pongal
For seasoning
For seasoning
  1. Wash rice & dal, drain & set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp. ghee in pressure cooker, add rice & dal. Fry for 3 minutes.
  3. Add water (I used 3 cups of water) & pressure cooked for 3 whistle.
  4. Once pressure subsides, open the cooker, add salt & mix well.
  5. Heat a tbsp. of ghee in tadka pan, fry broken cashews & set aside.
  6. In same pan, add last tbsp. of ghee. Add finely chopped ginger, sauté for 2-3 seconds then add pepper, jeera (I usually pound pepper & jeera slightly for more flavour), curry leaves.
  7. Pour the tadka over rice & dal mix.
  8. Add fried cashews & give a final mix.
  9. Serve hot with sambar or coconut chutney.

Nam Mane Oota Tindi

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