Vegetable Pongal
Vegetable Pongal

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.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins

Vegetable Pongal 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)


  1. For this recipe, always use 1:1 ratio of rice and moong dal. First soak them separately for 30 mins.
  2. 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.
  3. Add onions and green chilies, fry them until the onions becomes soft.
  4. Add all vegetables, moong sprouts and sweet corn and let them cook for about 5 mins.
  5. add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt and sambhar powder then mix well and cook for another 3 more mins.
  6. 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).
  7. Pressure cook the pongal until 3 whistles then it is ready to serve.

Serving Instructions

Serve hot with either coconut chutney or groundnut chutney.

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