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Traditional Festive Recipe Mixed Vegetable Pongal

Vegetable Pongal Recipe

Vegetable Pongal is very popular South Indian breakfast. In this recipe, I have used green moong sprouts and corn. Sprouts are very good for health. Kids love this pongal very much. Also I have used sambhar powder, which gives an awesome flavor to it.

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  • Preparation time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 25 mins
  • Serves: 3

Vegetable Pongal Recipe Ingredients:

Vegetable Pongal Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup rice
  • 3/4 cup moong dal
  • 4 tbsp butter or ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 10-15 black pepper (coarsely crush them)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 chopped green chilies
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • 1 chopped potato
  • 8-10 chopped beans
  • 1/4 cup moong sprouts
  • 1/4 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 large chopped tomato
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp sambar powder (optional)

Vegetable Pongal Recipe Preparation:

  • For this recipe, always use 1:1 ratio of rice and moong dal. First soak them separately for 30 mins.
  • Heat 4 tbsp of ghee in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds in it, let them splutter for a minute, then add crushed black pepper.
  • Now add onions and green chilies, fry them until the onions becomes soft.
  • Now add all vegetables, moong sprouts and sweet corn and let them cook for about 5 mins.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt and sambhar powder then mix well and cook for another 3 more mins.
  • Finally add soaked rice and moong dal and then water in the ratio of 1:3(for 1 cup of rice and moong dal, add 3 cups of water).
  • Then pressure cook the pongal until 3 whistles then it is ready to serve.

Serving Instructions:

Serve hot with either coconut chutney or groundnut chutney.

Written by Mr. Foodie


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