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Ven Pongal Recipe

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Ven Pongal is a traditional South-Indian rice dish that is offered to god at temples and even during several puja/festival days. Eating hot ven pongal during a heavy rain will be so divine.

½ cup seeraga samba rice or regular rice, 100 grams
¼ cup moong dal, 60 grams
½ tsp cumin seeds, lightly crushed
? tsp asafeotida/hing
1 inch ginger, chopped or 1 tsp heaped chopped ginger
3 to 3.25 cups water or add as required
salt as required
for tempering:
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
1 tsp black pepper, whole or crushed. you can also add ½ tsp black pepper
1 sprig curry leaves/kadi patta or 10 to 12 small to medium curry leaves
10 to 12 cashews, whole or halved
2 to 3 tbsp ghee
Pick ¼ cup of moong dal first to get rid of stones if any. then heat a small pan or a small kadai and add the moong lentils. On a low flame stirring often roast the moong lentils till they become aromatic. The moong lentils only need to be roasted till they become aromatic. no need to brown them. Now take them in another bowl or you can use the same pan for rinsing. Add ½ cup rice in the bowl containing the roasted moong dal. rinse both rice and roasted moong dal a couple of times with water. Drain very well and then add them in a pressure cooker. Now add the following ingredients - ½ tsp cumin seeds, ? tsp asafeotida/hing, 1 tsp heaped chopped ginger. also add salt as per taste. crush the cumin seeds in the palms of your hands and then add. this gives a nice aroma. Pour 3 to 3.25 cups water. the amount of water to be added depends on the consistency you want and also on the quality of moong dal. i get moong dal which takes a long time to cook. usually i cook the moong lentils for 7 to 8 whistles. so i added 3.25 cups water. if you get moong dal, which cooks quickly in 2 to 3 whistles, then add 2 to 2.5 cups water. Pressure cook on a medium to high flame for 7 to 8 whistles or 11 to 12 minutes. Let the pressure settle down on its own and then you remove the lid to check the doneness and consistency. if the pongal has a consistency like that of pulao, then add ½ to 1 cup hot water and mix very well. both the rice and the moong dal should be cooked very well. if you want you can even slightly mash the cooked rice and moong lentils. if cooked well, then cover with the lid and keep aside. Tempering: In another small pan, heat 2 to 3 tbsp ghee. 3 tbsp ghee gives a good taste and flavor. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds. let them splutter. Then add 10 to 12 cashews. Fry till the cashews become light golden. Once they begin to get light golden, then add 1 tsp black pepper and 10 to 12 curry leaves. Stir very well and fry till the curry leaves become crisp. the black pepper should also be fried well. Now pour this entire tempering on the pongal. mix very well. Cover with the lid (with the vent weight/whistle on the lid) and keep aside for 5 to 6 minutes. this allows the tempering flavors to infuse with the pongal and the aroma to stay in. Then remove the lid and serve ven pongal hot with coconut chutney or sambar.
Nutritions

Calories
1471

Sodium
188mg
7% DV

Fat
82g
127% DV

Protein
19g
39% DV

Carbs
98g
33% DV

Fiber
13g
55% DV

This moist Apple Cake recipe is an old-fashioned, easy dessert that has been loved for generations! Studded with bits of fresh apples and chopped pecans, the simple Bundt cake is a perfect fall treat.

Cake:
3 eggs
2 c sugar
1.5 c vegetable oil
3 c all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
2 t vanilla extract
1 c chopped pecans
3 c peeled and finely chopped apples
Glaze:
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c salted butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a Bundt pan; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the eggs, sugar and oil until light and fluffy.
  3. In a...
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Nutritions

Calories
505

Sodium
349mg
14% DV

Fat
19g
30% DV

Protein
7g
14% DV

Carbs
71g
24% DV

Fiber
4g
17% DV

Carrot Cake Recipe

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This Carrot cake recipe with cream cheese frosting is soft and delicious is one of the easiest cakes to bake. Beginners too can bake this bake to perfection. It is a great choice for events like kids' birthday parties and highly nutritious.

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

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This Buffalo Chicken Dip, as a lighter adaptation to Buffalo Chicken wings that you’ve been avoiding for sake of your belly, will have you going nuts.

This Buffalo Chicken Dip, as a lighter adaptation to Buffalo Chicken wings that you’ve been avoiding for sake of your belly, will have you going nuts.

Healthy Bread Pudding

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This homemade bread pudding recipe is one of the easiest breakfast recipes that requires hardly any effort. You can even make it the night before!

This homemade bread pudding recipe is one of the easiest breakfast recipes that requires hardly any effort. You can even make it the night before!
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