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rava pongal recipe with step by step photos – healthy breakfast recipe of pongal made with rava and moong dal.

with rava (sooji or cream of wheat), many quick dishes can be made like rava uttapam, rava kesari, rava chilla. this pongal is one of the those recipes that can be made with rava. though not quick to make as you need to cook moong dal first, but tastes very good when paired with coconut chutney or just plainly served. in the recipe, some grated veggies and green peas also can be added.

pongal is a very popular south indian breakfast recipe. its not only delicious but also healthy and easy to make. there are many variations of pongal and this rava pongal is one of them. other popular variations are:

  1. ven pongal
  2. kalkandu pongal
  3. sweet pongal recipe.

usually i serve rava pongal with coconut chutney, mango pickle or curd. though you can also have rava pongal with sambar. rava pongal stays soft even after cooling down, so you can also pack it in the tiffin box. this is a no onion no garlic recipe, though you can add onions if you want.

if you are looking for more rava recipes then do check rava idli, rava dosa, rava dhoklamtr style khara bath, rava kichadi and rava ladoo recipe.

rava pongal recipe details below:

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rava pongal recipe
prep time
15 mins
cook time
15 mins
total time
30 mins
 
rava pongal recipe - healthy breakfast recipe of pongal made with rava and moong dal.
course: Breakfast
cuisine: south indian
servings: 2 to 3
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
for cooking moong dal:
  • 3 tablespoons moong lentils (moong dal)
  • ¾ cup water for pressure cooking moong dal. if moong dal cooks quickly, then add ½ cup or ⅔ cup water
other ingredients for rava pongal:
  • ½ cup rava (sooji or cream of wheat), 90 grams rava
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, whole or slightly crushed (jeera)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, slightly crushed or 1 teaspoon lightly crushed black pepper
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped or 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  • 12 to 15 cashews (kaju)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves or 10 to 12 small to medium sized curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1.5 cups water
  • salt as required
how to make recipe
roasting moong dal:
  1. pick 3 tablespoons of moong dal first to get rid of stones if any. then heat a small pan or a small kadai and add the moong lentils.
  2. on a low flame stirring often roast the moong lentils till they become aromatic.
  3. the moong lentils only need to be roasted till they become aromatic. no need to brown them.
pressure cooking moong dal:
  1. now take them in another bowl or you can use the same pan for rinsing. rinse the roasted moong dal a couple of times in water. then add them in a 2 litre pressure cooker.
  2. add ¾ cup water and pressure cook for 6 to 7 whistles or 10 to 12 minutes on medium to high flame. for moong dal which cooks quickly, you can pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles and add ½ to ⅔ cup water.

  3. when the pressure settles down on its own in the cooker, open the lid of the cooker. mash the dal and keep aside.
  4. when the moong dal is getting cooked, then you can roast the rava and prepare the other ingredients.
roasting rava:
  1. heat a kadai or pan and add ½ cup rava/sooji in it.
  2. on a low flame, stirring often roast the rava till it becomes fragrant.
  3. no need to brown the rava. just roast till it becomes fragrant.
  4. then remove the rava and keep it aside in a plate or thali.
making rava pongal:
  1. heat the same pan and add 3 tablespoon ghee. you can add less ghee if you want.
  2. add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (whole or slightly crushed) and saute till they splutter.
  3. then add 12 to 15 cashews.
  4. saute till the cashews turn a light golden.
  5. then add 1 sprig curry leaves and 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger.
  6. sprinkle 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper. stir and mix well.
  7. now pour 1.5 cups water. on a medium to high flame begin to cook this water mixture.
  8. bring to a rolling boil. lower the flame and then add the roasted rava in parts.
  9. as soon as you add the rava, stir well
  10. keep adding rava in parts and mixing so that lumps are not formed.

  11. then add the cooked moong dal. mix well.
  12. season with salt as per taste. mix again.
  13. on a low flame for a few minutes simmer till the rava is cooked well and the mixture thickens.
  14. serve rava pongal hot with coconut chutney or mango pickle or some fresh curd. you can also have rava pongal with sambar.

recipe notes

for cooking moong lentils in a pan:

  1. rinse and then soak moong lentils for about 30 minutes in water.
  2. take 3/4 cup water in a pan and heat it. then add the moong dal.
  3. cover and simmer till the lentils have softened really well.
  4. mash them and then use in the rava pongal recipe.


how to make rava pongal recipe:

1. pick 3 tablespoons of moong dal first to get rid of stones if any. then heat a small pan or a small kadai and add the moong lentils.

2. on a low flame stirring often roast the moong lentils till they become aromatic.

3. the moong lentils only need to be roasted till they become aromatic. no need to brown them.

4. now take them in another bowl or you can use the same pan for rinsing. rinse the roasted moong dal a couple of times in water. then add them in a 2 litre pressure cooker.

5. add ¾ cup water and pressure cook for 6 to 7 whistles or 10 to 12 minutes on medium to high flame. for moong dal which cooks quickly, you can pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles and add ½ to ⅔  cup water.

6. when the pressure settles down on its own in the cooker, open the lid of the cooker. mash the dal and keep aside.

roasting rava:

7. when the moong dal is getting cooked, then you can roast the rava and prep the other ingredients. heat a kadai or pan and add ½ cup rava in it.

8. on a low flame, stirring often roast the rava till it becomes fragrant.

9. no need to brown the rava. just roast till it becomes fragrant.

10. then remove the rava and keep it aside in a plate or thali.

making rava pongal:

11. heat the same pan and add 3 tablespoons ghee. you can add less ghee if you want.

12. add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (whole or slightly crushed) and saute till they splutter.

13. then add 12 to 15 cashews.

14. saute till the cashews turn a light golden.

15. then add 1 sprig curry leaves and 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger.

16. sprinkle 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper. stir and mix well.

17. now pour 1.5 cups water.

18. on a medium to high flame begin to cook this water mixture.

19. bring to a rolling boil.

20. lower the flame and then add the roasted rava in parts.

21. as soon as you add the rava, stir well. keep adding rava in parts and mixing so that lumps are not formed.

22. then add the cooked moong dal.

23. mix well.

24. season with salt as per taste.

25. mix again.

26. on a low flame for a few minutes simmer till the rava is cooked well and the mixture thickens.

27. serve rava pongal hot with coconut chutney or mango pickle or some fresh curd.




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This post was last modified on May 19, 2017, 7:08 pm

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