Milagu pongal /ven pongal /pepper pongal

Main Dish
1 servings
15 min
35 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 1
Rice 1 cup

Moong dhal 1/3 cup

salt acc to taste

Pepper powder   1/4 teaspoon

Cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon

For seasoning :

Curry leaves 1sprig

Pepper 1/2 tablespoon

Cumin seeds 1/2 tablespoon

Grated ginger 1 teaspoon

Finnely chopped green chilly 1 teaspoon

Cashews 2 tablespoons

Oil 1 tablespoon

Ghee 1 tablespoon


  • Dry roast the moong dhal till you get a nice aroma but do not let it sit in the pan for more than that. We just want to heat up a little bit and thatz it.
  • Soak this dhal for atleast 20 minutes. Clean the rice well. Pressure cook both rice and dhal with salt, pepper,cumin powder for 5 minutes after you get a whistle.
  • In the meantime, take a wide pan and add the ghee and oil. Add the pepper and cumin seeds and go back may be a few steps away as it will pop up and that might hurt ur face.
  • Now add the grated ginger,green chilly,curry leaves one by one and mix it well. Finally add the cashews and fry until it turns crispy .
  • Finally transfer this mixture into the cooked dhal mixture and combine well. If the mixture is too thick u may add a cup of water when the pongal is hot.
  • Or else, you may add a cup of hot water instead of cold water to make it little bit watery. Combine well.


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