Ven Pongal n Terrace Grown Brinjal Gothsu
- Raw Rice -1 cup
- Moong Dhal-1/4 th cup
- Water -4 cup's
- Salt to taste
- Ghee -2 tblsp heaped
- Cumin seeds-2 tsp
- Pepper Corns -2 tsp
- Grated Ginger - 1 tsp
- Hing - 2 pinch
- Cashew nuts -a few slit
- Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Pressure cook washed raw rice, moong dhal, water n salt for 4 whistle .
Once the pressure is released ..open the lid .
In a pan add ghee n then add cashew nuts n roast it, add cumin seeds n let it crackle ..add pepper corns, hing, grated ginger n curry leaves n stir for few seconds .Pour this seasoning over the cooked rice n dhal mix n mix well .
Note : The rice has to be cooked in such a way that it should be mushy.
Terrace Grown Brinjal Gothsu /Venn Pongal Gothsu
- Brinjal- 3 to 4
- Moong Dhal- 1/4 th Cup
- Shallots / Small Onions-8 to 10
- Tomato- 1
- Green Chillies -2
- Tamarind -2 , goose berry size ( Soak in 1/2 cup of water for about 1/2 an hour n extra the thick juice ).
- Turmeric Powder-1/4th tsp
- Salt To taste
Roast and Grind to a powder
- Oil-2 tsp
- Channa Dhal -1 tblsp
- Coriander Seeds-1 tblsp
- Dry Red Chilly -1
- Peppercorns- 1/4 th tsp
- Oil- 2 tsp
- Mustard Seeds- 1 tsp
- Cumin Seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Curry Leaves -1 sprig
- Coriander Leaves- 1 tbsp chopped
Wash and chop the brinjals and soak it in water to prevent de-colourisation.
Peel the shallots .
Slit the green Chilly .
Add oil in a pan, add all the ingredients meant to grind n roast them till they turn golden brown in color.
Cool it completely n grind it to a fine powder .
In a kadai add oil n splutter mustard seeds , Add cumin seeds n let it sizzle . Add slit green chilly n curry leaves n fry for few seconds .
Then add the peeled shallots and saute it for few mts till it turns soft .Then add the chopped tomato n cook till it turns mushy Then add chopped brinjals., little water , turmeric powder , tamarind extract along with salt , ground powder n mix well .
In a pressure cooker add moong dhal, turmeric powder, little water n then add the brinjal mix .Pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistle's . Once the pressure is released ,open the lid n garnish with coriander leaves . Mix well .
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