I'm the happiest in my life today, all because I went for Navratri pooja in a Karumariamman temple near my house and it was awesome. I was there for more then 2 hours, the Golu they had was so nice and I wish I could have that picture taken if I ever brought my camera or phone there. I never bring phone to temple, its a total disturbance bringing it.
Okay now going back to my second neiveidyam for prayers today is Ven Pongal. Let's look at the recipe now;
1 cup of cooked rice
2 tbsp of toor dhall cooked
1 tsp black pepper corns
1/2 cup of milk
2 cups of water
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp ghee
For this recipe I have used cooked rice, you can use uncooked rice also.
In a pan, add in ghee, now add in black pepper corns stir a while, add milk and 1 cup of water then let it boil. Once boiled add in cooked rice and dhall until water gets evaporated and rice-milk mixture is thickened, constantly stir in the mixture to avoid burning at the bottom.Add another cup of water and salt, let the mixture simmer until it gets thickened again.
I used smaller pan that is why I had to add water twice to avoid overflow when boiling. Leave the Ven Pongal a while before serving so rice will absorb the milk completely.
Now our Ven Pongal is ready to be served, I had it with green chili pickle and the taste was awesome. Do try and let me know how it turned out.