Ven Pongal (Spiced Rice & Dal)

Ven Pongal (meaning ‘white, spill over’) is a popular spiced rice and bean pudding-like dish in South Indian homes and is typically served as a special breakfast in Tamil Nadu, South India.
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Just reading the ingredients, I was very excited to make this dish and ended up loving it.

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Utthapam (Savory Vegetable Pancakes, gluten-free)

I absolutely LOVE Indian Cuisine. It’s usually all naturally gluten-free, healthy & tastes amazing. Eating a mostly vegetarian diet is so good (and good for you) especially Indian food. 🙂

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Utthapam is a savory Indian pancake food. It is not thin and crispy like Dosa is. Traditionally, the batter is fermented, but again I go the quick and easy route to get similar flavor. I suppose one could add Apple Cider Vinegar to the mix to give it more of a sour flavor, but why add more ingredients to a simple breakfast?

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