Katte pongali / Ven pongal is one of the popular south indian breakfast recipe prepared with rice and moong dal. This is also called as Khara Pongal. It is offered to godess durga as naivedyam on dasara and during regular pooja and other festivals as well.
Actually Ven pongal / khara pongal is a south indian recipe made as dal khichdi. This is a quick and easy recipe to prepare and very light to stomach. It can be use for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
It takes less than 30 min to prepare including chutney. This pongal is also made with millets, oats, and quinoa. We need to just replace the rice with millets, oats or quinoa. Here this is prepared as naivedyam pongal so i used only cow ghee for tampering.
In adition to this Sweet Pongal we have also prepared 9 types of rice recipes / prasadams / naivedyams offerings to Goddess Durga Devi on dasara navratri celebrations. Some of them are
- Sweet Pongal with milk
- Daddojanam | Curd Rice
- Coconut Rice | Cobbarannam
- Shakhannam | Vegetable Pulao
- Kadambam | Sambar Rice
- Prasadam Pulihora | Puliogare
- Chakkera Pongali | Sweet Pongal
- Rice Kheer | Paramannam
Our popular festival recipes are:
Katte Pongali / Ven Pongal Recipe Card
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Servings: 3 People
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Author: Tempting Bowls
Total Time: 20 Minutes
State: South India
- Rice – 1/2 cup
- Moongdal – 1/2 cup
- water – 4 cups
- Ghee – 3 tbsp
- Cumin – 1 tbsp
- Black pepper – 1 tbsp, crushed
- Green chillies – 1 tbsp, chopped
- Ginger – 1 tbsp, chopped
- Cashew – 3 tbsp
- Curry leaves – few
Step 1In a pressure cooker add 1/2 cup of rice and 1/2 cup of moong dal, both are rinsed two times
Step 2 Now add 4 cups of water and 1 tbsp of salt and stir well
Step 3 Close lid and wait for 3 whistles on high flame
Step 4 After3 whistles rice and moong dal cooked well and smooth. Mix it once.
Step 5 Now take a tampering pan, add ghee, cumin, black pepper, greenchillies, ginger, cashew and curry leaves
Step 6 saute for 1 min on medium flame
Step 7 Add the prepared tampering in cooked rice and mix and combine well
Step 8 Katter pongali / ven pongal is ready to serve. Serve this recipe hot. Do not let it cool.
Step 9 Serve this with sambar or coconut chutney. This is also used as naivedyam on dasara festival.
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