Oats Ven Pongal Recipe

Moong dal with oats combined with the pepper tempering to make yummy South Indian one pot breakfast

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Oats Ven Pongal Recipe
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The Oats Ven Pongal Recipe is a simple, wholesome and full of flavor dish that is very quick and easy to make. The Oats Pongal is made very similar to the Traditional Rice Ven Pongal, except that the cooking time is reduced. I created this recipe as part of my Saffola FitFoodie, collaboration. Surprisingly, the addition of oats did not change the taste of the Pongal and it still remained to be creamy and full of flavors from the ghee, ginger and black pepper. If you are looking to cut down rice from your diet then the recipe of Oats Pongal will be a hit. Serve Oats Ven Pongal Recipe with South Indian Coconut Chutney and Sakkare Millet Pongal Recipe.

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Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


3-4 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 cup Instant Oats (Oatmeal)
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ingredients for Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 2 tablespoons Cashew nuts , quartered
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , coarsely pounded
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

How to make Oats Ven Pongal Recipe

  1. To begin making the Oats Ven Pongal Recipe we will first cook the Yellow Split Moong Dal. I will be using a pressure cooker to cook the Moong Dal. You can also use the saucepan method.

  2. Rinse the Moong Dal under water and place it in the pressure cooker. Add 3/4 cup of water and cook the Moong Dal, cover the pan, place the weight on and until you hear one whistle. After the first whistle, turn the heat to low and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. After 3 to 4 minutes, turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally. Keep this aside.

  3. In our next step, we will roast and cook the oats. Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat. Add the oats and saute on medium heat until the oats gets lightly toasted. Add in 3/4 cup of water and cook the oats. This will take about 3 to 4 minutes. Keep stirring continuously until the oats is cooked. 

  4. Once the oats are cooked, stir in the cooked Moong dal and add some salt to taste. Cover the pan and keep the heat on low, while we proceed to prepare the seasoning.

  5. To make the seasoning for the Oats Ven Pongal; heat 2 tablespoons of ghee on medium heat. Add the cashew nuts and allow it to roast until golden brown. As you notice the cashew nuts changing color, add the ginger, pepper, curry leaves and asafoetida and give the mixture a stir for a few seconds. Turn off the heat.

  6. In the final step, add the seasoning mixture to the Oat Ven Pongal and stir well to combine.

  7. Serve the Oats Ven Pongal along with Coconut Chutney and Oats Sakkarai Pongal for the "Festival of Pongal", for breakfast or even for dinner.