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Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal - வரகு அரிசி வெண் பொங்கல்

Nowadays Siru Dhaniyam (சிறு தானியம்) like Varagu, Samai, Kuthirai vali is very easily available in stores.
It's very good alternative for rice.
With  any of the above grains tasty Pongal can be made.

Ingredients Needed :- 
1. Varagu Arisi - 3/4 cup
2. Moong dal - 1/4 cup
3. Water - 4 cups 
4. Milk very little
5. Salt to taste
6. Hing.
7. Ginger chopped finely - 1 tsp
8. Green Chilli - 1 slit 

Ingredients for tempering :-
1.  Ghee - 2 tablespoons
2. Cooking oil - 2 tablespoons
3. Cumin Seeds - 1 1/4 tsp
4. Black pepper - 1 tsp
5. Curry leaves 
6. Cashew Nuts (optional)

வரகு அரிசி வெண் பொங்கல்
Cooking Method :-
1. Fry dal and Varagu slightly and wash several times  and  pressure cook by adding water, Milk, Cumin Seeds, grated ginger and slit green Chilli. 
Pressure cook till 3 whistles.

2. Heat oil and ghee fry the ingredients which are cumin seeds, pepper, curry leaves and cashew nuts.

3. Pour over cooked Pongal, add salt and mix well.

வரகு அரிசி வெண் பொங்கல்
Serve this with choice of sambar and chutney.

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Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal - வரகு அரிசி வெண் பொங்கல்


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