January 14, 2018
Christina George (740 articles)
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Celebrate Makar Sankranti With A Ven Pongal Recipe From Courtyard By Marriott’s Executive Chef Sudhir Nair

One of the very few Hindu festival based upon the solar calendar, Makar Sankranti is celebrated when the Sun enters the Makar Rashi (Zodiac: Capricorn). The Sunrays on this day are considered to be auspicious, and people celebrate the festival by flying kites the entire day and a dinner with family and friends.

 To avoid dehydration and weakness, Indian households prepare special Makar Sankranti delicacies to ensure a proper intake of nutrition throughout a day under the Sun.

Celebrating the vibrant spirit of the Kite Flying festival, Chef Sudhir Nair, Executive Chef, Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield by Marriott, Outer Ring Road, Bengaluru has shared an amazing Ven Pongal recipe to beat the heat this Makar Sankranti.

 

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Ven Pongal
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
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  1. Dry roast moong dal and rice separately till it gets shine.
  2. Fry cashew nuts in the ghee and keep it aside.
  3. Boil rice and dal till is soft and mashed. Season with salt.
  4. Heat oil, add jeera seeds, finely chopped ginger, whole pepper, curry leaves and Asafoetida. Temper the rice and dal pulp.
  5. Add fried cashew nuts and mix well.
  6. Simmer gently till all ingredients blend in.
  7. Serve hot with sambar or coconut chutney.

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Christina George

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