Oats Ven Pongal
Oats - 3/4 cup
Split Yellow Moong Dal - 1/4 - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Water - 1 & 1/2 cup or 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Crushed Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts - handful
How to make the Oats Ven Pongal
In a pressure cooker, roast the oats for a while. Remove and roast the moong dal. Wash the moong dal and add the oats to the pressure cooker.
Add the water and salt. Pressure cook for 2 -3 whistles.
Once the pressure falls, heat another pan with ghee, temper with cashews, curry leaves, pepper, cumin. Pour over the cooked oats and dal. Mix well.
Serve with chutney or pickle.
Since Oats become mushy and sticky when added in water, make sure you don't add too much water as it is normally added in regular rice pongals.
You can add vegetables to increase the healthy aspect as well.