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
Servings
Ingredients
For seasoning
Servings
Ingredients
For seasoning
Instructions
  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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