Saamai Milagu Ven Pongal
Saamai arisi - 3/4 cup
Yellow moong dal –1/4 cup
Raw Rice - 2 tbsp
Coarsely powdered Pepper – 1 teaspoon
Jeera- 1 teaspoon
Cashew – 20 gms
Ghee- as required
Salt - as required
Hing a pinch
How to make Saamai Milagu Ven Pongal
Dry roast the saamai, moong dal, and rice till it changes colour slightly. Allow it to cool and wash well.
Soak the mixture for 10 minutes. Then add 1 & ½ cups water and salt to the pressure cooker along with the Saamai mix. Pressure cook till done or for 3 whistles. Let the pressure fall down.
Heat ghee in a pan, fry cashew till golden. Next, add curry leaves, jeera, and pepper in ghee.
Add to the rice-dal mix.
Normally for Ven Pongal with rice, we add 1:2 rice: water ratio, since Saamai gets cooked soon, 1 & ½ cup should be enough.
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