Ven Pongal or khara Pongal is a delicious South Indian dish made of cooked rice and yellow moong dal.
This savory version of Pongal is very similar to North Indian khichdi.
Its tempering that makes this dish special and different from regular Dal khichdi.
Ghee tadka of cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger, hing, crushed black peppers and cashews add aromatic, delectable flavours.
This pepper spiced and light breakfast food is a complete meal for me.
Served with piping hot Sambhar and also a classic Coconut chatney with roasted gram dal, green chilli.