Monday, August 30, 2010

Rava Pongal

This is a very quick method to prepare rava pongal. I don't remember where I saw this short cut.  Personally I like this method much better, as we can eliminate handling those heavy pressure cookers while using this recipe:)

Rava pongal served with sambar.

Sooji / Ravai - 1 cup
moong dhal (green gram lentil) - 1/3 cup
Turmeric - a pinch
water - to cook moong dhal
(water should be approximately 2.5 times that of the dhal+rava)
salt to taste
To temper:
ghee  - 1 tbsp
Black pepper (whole) - 1 tbsp
cumin - 1/2 tsp
cashew nut - 10
hing (asafoetida) - a pinch
curry leaf - few
ginger - 1 tbsp (chopped)

Dry roast the moong dhal . Wash and coarsely grind it.
Dry roast the rava and keep aside.

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil
Add the dhal and cook well. Minimize heat and put turmeric, salt and roasted rava.
Stir fast otherwise  rava may  agglomerate.
Cover with a lid and cook in low flame till rava is done. Switch off.

In the mean time, heat the ghee in a wok and fry the items given for tempering.
Run the tempering over the pongal and mix well.

Rava pongal is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve with sambar and coconut chutney as breakfast or dinner.
Serves 2 adults.
Time taken : less than 20 minutes.


aipi said...

Rava pongal looks delicious..nice n easy recipe!!

Rachana said...

Rava pongal looks great!

புவனேஸ்வரி ராமநாதன் said...


Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum!

Prema said...

my fav,luks delicious...

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice recipe dear

Satya said...

hey viki ,
rava pongal looks very delicious this combination ...thanks for sharing dear


Treat and Trick said...

Looks yummy and easy to prepare...

Pavithra Srihari said...

I have only very recently learned this recipe from my mom in law.. this is one such super dooper easy recipe

Nandinis food said...

Romba easyana rava pongal! Grinding the moong dal and adding with rava is totally different method! Surely I will try:)

chef and her kitchen said...

Pongal looks reaaly yummy..simple n comfort food..

Vidhya said...

Rava pongal is new to me. Will bookmark this recipe.

San said...

Rava pongal is lovely looking and goes good with any chutney.

Priya Suresh said...

Delectable and droolworthy rava pongal..yumm..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pongal dish looks delicious...I have never added moong dal in time will do so..
Hamaree Rasoi

Niloufer Riyaz said...

rava pongal loos truly delicios

Vazhaikkai Poriyal (Plantain stir fry)

This vazhaikai poriyal was a staple in our house as we had some (lot) of banana trees in our backyard. I have seen amma running there to pic...