Ven Pongal is a very easy and comfort food and it is one of the most famous breakfast in South India. Even it is cooked at temples to offer to god and even during several puja/festival specially in Pongal festival it will be cooked in each and every house along with few more different varieties of rice dishes. If your not in mood to cook something spicy or heavy food then this is the best option to cook, because it is very lite on stomach and does not take time at all. But tastes simply awesome along with some coconut chutney..
Ingredient's to boiled rice.
1 cup rice
1/4cup split moong dal
4 cups water
Ping of hing
Salt to taste.
Ingredient's for tempering.
1/2tsp black pepper
2 green chillies (finely chopped)
10 curry leaves
Dry roast moong dal until slightly browned, set aside with raw rice. Pressure cook rice, moong dal, hing and salt with 4 cups of water for 3-4 whistles until mushy.
Meanwhile you can get ready with the tempering ingredients. In a frying pan add ghee when it is hot, add the rest of ingredients and fry for 2 to 3 minutes on a low flame.
Once the pressure releases, open and add the tempered items. Mix well, add more ghee if needed.
Serve hot with chutney of your choice and sambar.