Rice-Lentil Porridge with Curry Leaves and Ginger

Ven Pongal

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

Southern Indians usually indulge in this moist, creamy rice-lentil accompaniment at the end of the harvest season, to celebrate the bounty of their water-filled, rich soil, ideal for cultivating rice. Although any of the curries in this book is great with pongal, my favorites are the root vegetable stew called Aviyal and Eggplant with a Tamarind-Chile Sauce.