This is a typical South Indian dish,which is made for breakfast.”Venn” means hot or spicy unlike its close cousin the sweet pongal,which is made during festive occasions.
Raw rice- 1 cup
Moong/Green gram Dhal-3/4 cup
Pepper corns-2 tsp
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Hing/Asoefoetida- a pinch
Ghee- 2 tsp
1.Wash the raw rice & Moong dhal well & put them in the pressure cooker with jeera,turmeric powder oil,milk & water.Close the lid & pressure cook till you hear 3 whistles.
2.Meanwhile in a small seasoning pan add the ghee, when it is warm add the green chillies,pepper corn,hing/asoefoetida & season with mustard seeds & curry leaves.
3.Add this seasoned mix into the contents in the pressure cooker,add salt to taste & mash the rice,to get almost a porridge consistency.
4.Serve hot with coconut chutney/sambar.
P.S: Adding a little ghee to the mix enriches the taste,if one’s waistline is not a prirority:)