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Friday, February 27, 2015

Ven Pongal | Oats Pongal

      Ven pongal is a south Indian style kichdi made with rice,dal and tempering.Oats is a healthy grain, good for diabetic and heart patience.Reduces the cholesterol level and gives a constant energy through out the day.(its' true, my experience).Oats ven pongal makes a best morning breakfast or brunch ,its quick and very filling too.
ven pongal

     A quick intro about types of oats
            People in India might be wondering what !!! types of oats ? we haven't heard about it.But in US ,there are many varieties very much available, including rolled oats,steel cut oats and quick cooking oats etc..Steel cut oats have bran's in tact making them healthy than any other oats.Rolled oats  is steamed and pressed,this makes them absorbs water and cooks quickly than whole groats oats or steel cut variety.Old fashioned oats is same as rolled oats while quick cooking oats is pressed even more to decrease the cooking time.Quickest of all the oats is instant oats which is pressed very very thin.Emma gives a very clear info about types of oats.
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                                               Ven Pongal | Oats Pongal

ven pongal3                                 How to make oats ven pongal

 Cuisine: South Indian Category:Breakfast Serves3   Prep time:30 minutes Cook time:20 minutes Total time:50 minutes

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup moong dal/pasiparuppu(soaked for 30 minutes)
  • 4 1/2 cups water.
  • salt required.
To temper:
  • 1 inch ginger/inji
  • 1 green chilies.
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp ghee
  • few pepper corns/milagu
  • few jeera/jeeragam.
  • few curry leaves.
  • 1 tsp pepper jeera powder.
  • Soak moongdal for half an hour.
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  • Dry roast the oats until it turns brown or a nice aroma comes.
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  • Add 4 1/2 cups of water,soaked dal and oats to pressure cooker.
  • Pressure cook it for 2 whistles.
  • Add oil and ghee to tava.You can add pepper,jeera powder now.
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  • Next add pepper and jeera.Let them splutter.
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  • Add green chili,ginger as well.
  • Finally add curry leaves  to the tava.
  • Saute for a minute without burning.Add this tempering to pongal.
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  • Add required salt as well.Knead it gently to mix all.
  • Serve it hot with toordal sambar and coconut chutney.
  • You can add medu vada which is all time combo for pongal.Instead of toordal you can also make moongdal sambar ,i make toordal sambar because already moongdal is added to pongal.
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  • Don't forget to soak the moong dal otherwise moongdal with remain uncooked.
  • You can add only ghee.
  • No need of adding milk to this pongal as it willalready be creamy.
  • You can either add whole pepper ,jeera or powders.I added both in this recipe.
  • You can add cashew nuts to make it rich.This is a healthy recipe ,so i don't want to add any cashews.

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  1. I absolutely want to try this Sathya, Wow this looks awesome!!!

    1. Yes malar ! this is healthy ,creamy deliciousness.Try it and let me know how u liked it.

  2. This is my fav pongal.. Love eating with tamarind gojju:)

  3. Venpongal looks delicious my kind of breakfast dish.

  4. looks very yummy dear...i have started liking oats ..will def try this

  5. Yes please. I love this for anytime of the day. Another great invention.

  6. beautifully presented healthy pongal!!!

  7. delicious, healthy....Beautiful presentation :)

  8. The information given about oats is very useful. A very yummy dish with multiple nutritive benefits.

  9. Healthy pongal, luv the moong sambar on the side!

  10. I love these kind of healthy and delicious recipes. Awesome recipe. I will make it for breakfast soon. :)

  11. beautiful aromatic flavours:) Tasty and lip-smacking :)

  12. Wow!! this is super yummy and healthy too!!

  13. Wow! What a gorgeous dish you have prepared Sathya! Loved this, and clicks are superb! :)

  14. Wow! What a gorgeous dish you have prepared Sathya! Loved this, and clicks are superb too! :)

  15. Replies
    1. Linsy i used old fashioned oats.If using Quick cooking it requires less time ,so you have either cook the dal separate or soak it for more time.

  16. looks great , definitely good to replace normal pongal with oats.

  17. Pongal with oats is something new to me dear!It looks so delicious dear. I am going to try this out


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