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Traditional African Foods Traditional Ven-Pongal

African Cuisine Traditional Ven-Pongal

African Dish: Traditional Ven-Pongal

Traditional Ven-Pongal Ingredients

1 Pongal.
2 Rice.
3 Slit and dehusked green lentil.
4 Black pepper corns.
5 Cumin seeds.
6 Aesafoetida.
7 piece of ginger crushed.
8 oil.
9 ghee.
10 Salt.
11 Turmeric powder.
12 Tempering.
13 Ghee.
14 Dry red chillies.
15 black pepper and cumin powder.

Cooking Step by Step

Step 1 Roast for few seconds rice and lentil separately and wash and keep aside..
Step 2 In a pressure cooker pan, add ghee and oil and add freshly crushed pepper and cumin seeds along with asafoetida and crushed ginger.
Step 3 Add rice and lentil and fry..
Step 4 Add turmeric powder, cumin powder and salt and fry for 2 minutes..
Step 5 Add water and let it come to a boil. Put the lid and let cook till 2 whistles..
Step 6 Open lid once the cooker cools normally..
Step 7 Add tempering and serve hot with chutney or sambar or just as it is. It taste delicious any which way..
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