Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Barley Venpongal

I tried out making venpongal with barley this weekend for our dinner and served along with some coconut chutney, both together turned out dinner super prefect,healthy,filling and wholesome..Venpongal with barley tastes truly prefect and tasty like we do with white rice..This pongal was completely guilt free since i used just oil for tempering the spices...Needless to say that this barley venpongal its gonna be quite often in our menu,even my H who never loves barley as anything enjoyed it having for his dinner...Obviously this delicious venpongal goes to WWC-Barley for Breakfast hosted by me,event by Sanjeeta, & to Charitha's B for Breakfast..

Barley Venpongal

1cup Whole barley
1cup Split moongdal
1tsp Ginger (crushed)
1cup Milk
3cups Water
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tbsp Peppercorns
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
Few curry leaves
Few cashew nuts
Oil
Salt

Wash the barley and split moongdal together,take everything in a pressure cooker along with milk,water,crushed ginger and salt,close the cooker with lid and put the weight..pressure cook everything for 5-6whistles and put off the stove..Once the steam get released, heat the oil.. fry the cumin seeds, peppercorns,curry leaves, cashew nuts,asafoetida powder until they turns brown,add these tempered spices to the cooked barley-moongdal mixture and give a stir..

Serve hot with spicy coconut chutney..

56 comments:

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Barely pongal looks delicious and healthy.

kothiyavunu.com said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and yummy pongal!! wish to taste little

Now Serving said... Reply To This Comment

Good one - Looks very yummy and tempting :)

Krithi's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Creamy & Delicious Pongal..

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Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

This makes a wholesome breakfast...very healthy and delicious...

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

Love barley! This looks healthy and delicious.

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

This is an awesome twist to the healthy pongal. Yummy Priya :)

Satrupa said... Reply To This Comment

A great way to add barley to our diet ... Delicious !!

Cheers,
Satrupa

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Plateful said... Reply To This Comment

Nutritious barley made delicious for breakfast- what a great way to start the day!

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said... Reply To This Comment

Wow... thats yummy and healthy :)
I will surely try this :)

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy & delicious ....

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Barley is soo filling that I believe "less is more" when it comes to eating it. Very innovative pongal!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy!

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

delicious combination looks wonderful and healthy

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy. I have a bottle of barley and I know now what to do with it.

savitha ramesh said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy pongal priya and very apt for a break fast and healthy too.

divya said... Reply To This Comment

This looks healthy and delicious.

Simply Life said... Reply To This Comment

oooh just the picture shows was a yummy and delicious texture this dish has!

Sonia said... Reply To This Comment

Wow....great recipe, never had it and wud love to have it. saw ur handwork too, its amazing...cheers !

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Such a nutritious dish...

Reshmi said... Reply To This Comment

I had this when I was in chennai.. It tastes wow!! Creamy n delicious..

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

barley pongal looks perfect...healthy and yum!
Smitha
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Soumya Vineeth said... Reply To This Comment

Barley recipes are new to me, this one is lovely, n healthy!

Raina said... Reply To This Comment

This looks wholesome and delicious:)

Kamakshi Prasanna said... Reply To This Comment

different & healthy!!

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

Yum..healthy, homey n hearty..loved it!!


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Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Priya u are always trying new recipe and they are also mouth-watering with simple preparation methods. The pongal looks fabulous and delicious too:)

NIDHYA said... Reply To This Comment

You always have the yummiest idea to include every goodness in your diet.. love it.

Aaha Oho

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect way to include barley in the diet!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy option for breakfast..

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Ahaa! what a healthy and delicious way to have barley. Looks tempting dear.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative and creamy pongal.

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

This is nutritious and healthy. Should give it a try.

Deepti said... Reply To This Comment

wow thats a healthy dinner recipe...thanks for that Priya...
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The Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

Great breakfast idea...I have tried your barley sweet pongal and now this one is going in my bookmarked folder.

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

shall surely try this out!

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

I dint know, I can use barley in making venpongal priya.. that sure is innovative.

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

I was suppose to prepare this dish for to nights dinner and wanted to link it to ur event:-(( Phew..will prepare something else..

As always the pongal is inviting me to grab and finish them..

Rachu said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy barley! I should buy some and try this out.. looks great
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Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this sounds interesting

SravsCulinaryConcepts said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and delicious pongal !!!

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

barley with pongal sounds delicious. healthy too

Valarmathi Sanjeev said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy and delicious pongal...., looks yummy.

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

wow, its a healthy dish indeed :)

Pia said... Reply To This Comment

Its really healthy and Must be very tasty too

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Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy..never tried anything wid barley..

Divya.M said... Reply To This Comment

lovely pongal ..... yummy....will surely try n tell u....

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

love ur healthy substitutes..yumm..

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Makes a healthy & wholesome meal...
Prathima rao
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priya said... Reply To This Comment

wow.....healthy barley and looks tooo good

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

Nutritious and yummy pongal:-)
Wud love to try it!!!! sigh sigh...

ila said... Reply To This Comment

lovely and yummy pongal....
classy :)

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

healthy BF!!

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

a huge like to this- good one priya !

Sunshinemom said... Reply To This Comment

Nice twist to the traditional pongal. Must try it soon. I am sure my daughter will be happy with some variety as she is allergic to most of the regular breakfasts made of wheat!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

wow, amazing Priya, looks superb and so healthy for a breakfast.