Ven Pongal Seivathu Eppadi Recipe | How To Cook Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal pinit

Pongal is a traditional dish in the southern part of India. The word “pongai” comes from Tamil, which literally translates to boiling or bubbling up – as this rice-based dish does during its preparation. In Telugu and Kannada, Pongali means a mixture of boiled milk and sugar that’s used for cooking ponagli (a type of sweet porridge). Huggi originated from an Old Karnataka word meaning ballooning or swelling like dough being made into breadsticks!

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 2 Calories: 212
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Dal Pongal is a very popular, healthy south indian receipe. It is traditionally prepared during Pongal festival. Usually it is served as breakfast, however you can have it in lunch, if you are looking for light lunch.

This is a very simple and healthy homemade Dal Pongal Recipe. Try it at home and impress your family.





  1. 1. Wash rice and dal and cook them together in a pressure cooker for 4 whistles.

  2. 2. For tempering, heat oil and when the oil is hot, add cashew nuts, cumin seeds, pepper corns and curry leaves.

  3. 3. Now add this tempering and salt, to the cooked rice and dal mixture and mix well.

  4. 4. Serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 212kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 6mg1%
Potassium 183mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 29g10%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Protein 6g12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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