Brown Rice Venpongal

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Thursday, January 06, 2011

Today was a tough day. Dear Hubby was down with fever, i had some problem with my eyes, So I was running between the Medical Centre and Home. At last, got some time to the post, while still hogging my hot, hot, pongal!!!! :)
1 cup Brown Rice
1/4 cup Moong Dal
1 green chilli
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Peppercorns
1 tsp Cumin-Pepper Powder
2 Sprigs of Curry Leaves
2-3 tsp oil
1 tbsp Ghee
Broken Almonds for Garnishing
Ginger juliennes for garnishing

Wash Brown Rice Twice. Pressure cook Brown Rice and Moong dal together with enough water for 3-4 Whistles. Heat Oil in a Pan, Add Cumin seeds, then add Slitted Green Chilli, Add curry leaves, let them fry for a minute or two. Now add peppercorn. Once the pepper crackles, add Pressure-cooked Rice-dal mixture, Give it a good mix. 
Cook in a Simmer Flame for 4-5 minutes. Switch off the Stove, transfer it to another bowl. Heat ghee in a pan, fry the almonds and add to the Venpongal and Garnish it with Ginger Juliennes. 

Sending this Delicious Pongal to Pongal Feast Event Happening @ Kurinji Kathambam. Check out my other Marathon Buddies SrivalliPriya Suresh, JayMonikaRevaPJ, Azeema

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  1. healthy variation of pongal...wonderful.

  2. This is really a staple breakfast, looks very rich with all nuts on top.

  3. Tasty looking pongal!! and definitely healthier too...

  4. Wat a healthy pongal, just drooling..

  5. Hope you and your hubby feeling btter Priya...Pongal looks yummy !

  6. Looks yum Priya..never made with brown rice..

  7. healthy pongal,and adding almonds sounds new to me

  8. Healthy Pongal...
    Thanks for participate with my event....

    Pongal Feast Event


  9. nice recipe for a savory pongal...we usually prepare only sweet pongal...yummy....

  10. nice and healthy brown rice pongal


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