Sunday, July 21, 2013

Kattu Pongal with Quinoa | Khara Pongal with Keenwah | Quinoa Ven Pongal

Ven pongl is a well know break fast dish in south India.It's a combination of rice & moong dal with a kick of black pepper to it.I'm gonna share a little healthy version of pongal made of quinoa & dal here.The texture looks dry & you can change it to a creamy one by adding a little extra water while cooking. 

2 Servings 
1 Cup dry quinoa
1/2 Cup moong dal 
1/2 Cup coconut powder
1&1/2 Cup water 
1 Tbs mustard seeds 
1 Tbs Jeera
2 Tbs ghee or butter
1 Tbs chopped or grated ginger
2 Tbs black pepper powder
2 Red chili's 
2 Tbs peanuts
Few curry leaves 

In a pressure cooker take quinoa, dal, coconut & salt with 1& 1/2 cups of water. Cook it for 2 whistles & switch off heat.
Heat a pan with butter. To that add peanuts and fry them for few seconds & to that add mustard seeds, jeera, ginger, pepper powder red chilis & curry leaves. Fry them till mustard starts jumping & off heat.
Now transfer the contents directly to pan while it is hot & mix well with the seasoning.
Allow it to sit for ten minutes & serve with chutney.


  1. good one .. a change frm usual rice one

  2. innovative and tempting attempt... healthy idea to have quinoa

  3. wow very healthy and delicious looking pongal dear :)

  4. Ven pongal quinoa looks very delicious. Makes me want to grab that bowl.

  5. thats a nice one...reminds me of saboodana kichadi

  6. tasty and healthy breakfast for a starting a super day :-)