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Samba Godhumai Ven Pongal

 Published 2015-Dec-28   Updated 2017-Dec-06

- Submitted by Raji Ramakrishnan

(Samba Rava Pongal, Lapsi Ven Pongal, Cracked Wheat Pongal, Broken Wheat Pongal)

Ven Pongal is a South Indian dish served for breakfast.  It can be eaten for lunch/dinner too.  It is made traditionally out of raw rice and moongdal. Do check out the recipe here.

Here is the variation with lapsi, also called samba godhumai and masoor dal. Normally veggies are not added to the pongal. I have added to make it more nutritious.

Recipe For Samba Godhumai Ven Pongal


  • Samba Godhumai (Broken wheat/Lapsi) - 1 cup
  • Masoor dal - 1/2 cup
  • French Beans - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Carrot - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Green Peas - 2 tbsp
  • Masoor dal - 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Water - 4 cups
  • Salt - to taste
  • Grated coconut - 1 tbsp (optional)

For Tempering

  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Black Peppercorns - 1/4 tsp (slightly crushed)
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp (crushed)
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Curry leaves - few


  1. Wash the samba godhumai (lapsi) and masoor dal seperately, drain the water and keep aside.
  2. In a kadai, heat the oil and ghee, add the curry leaves, crushed black peppercons, crushed cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  3. Add the veggies and saute for couple of minutes. If you prefer, add the coconut.
  4. Add the water, turmeric powder, salt and bring to a boil.
  5. Now add the samba godhumai and masoor dal. Mix well, cover with a lid and cook on medium low flame till it is done.
  6. In case you feel that it is not cooked, add some hot water and cook for some more time.
  7. Samba Godhumai  or lapsi ven pongal is ready to serve. 

Serving Suggestions

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