Thursday, June 12, 2014

Traditional Ven pongal and Kathirikkai Gotsu - Ven Pongal Brinjal Gotsu Recipe - Tamilnadu Breakfast Recipes

Ven Pongal is one of the traditional breakfast recipes which has high nutritious value. Raw rice and moong dal are mixed in a measured proportion for this ven pongal and the seasonings are added along with ghee. It tastes yummy and is served with chutney and sambhar. However, the best side dish for pongal is the Kathirikai Gotsu which is served only in the marriages.

Ingredients for making Ven pongal

Raw rice - 3/4cup
Split mung dhal -1/4 cup
Asafoetida - 1/4tsp
Salt as required.
Cashew - 6
Pepper - 1tsp.
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp.
Finely chopped Ginger - 1 tbsp.
Curry leaves - few
Ghee as required.
Oil as required

Method for making Ven pongal

 1. Wash and soak the rice and moong dhal in water for 15 minutes.

2. Cook this in a pressure cooker by adding 4 cups of water along with asafoetida, salt and little oil.

3. Close this with a lid and cook in a medium flame for 3 to 4 whistles.

4. Heat oil and ghee in a tadka pan and roast the cashews then add the pepper and cumin seeds and finally the curry leaves.

5. Add this seasonings to the ven pongal and mix well.

Ven Pongal is ready to be served with Brinjal Gotsu.

Click here to view Thanjavur Kalyana Gotsu. In this recipe you can replace the veggies for brinjal to make Kathirikkai Gotsu. You can also serve the ven pongal with Pachai Sundakkai Dal Gotsu.