Rava Pongal

I made this Pongal yesterday as a part of the Pongal menu.A very simple recipe but delicious nevertheless..

 I used:

White Rava/ Sooji - 1 cup
Moong dhal - 1/2 a cup
Pepper corns- 1 teasopon
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Ginger,finely chopped  from 1 " piece
Curry leaves - a few
Cashew nuts- a few
Salt to taste
Ghee - 1 tablespoon

  1. Roast Rava in a pan and keep aside
  2. Pressure cook moong dhal with water.If there is excess water,strain and reserve the water.Its ok if the moong dhal is cooked to a mushy stage.
  3. In a pan bring to boil 2 cups of water[if you have reserved water from the cooked moong dhal,use it here insead of / with plain water]and put in roasted rava.Cook till the rava is done.Some varieties of rava may require extra water,adjust accordingly.
  4. Add salt and the cooked moong dal and mix well.Cook till the mixture is dry.
  5. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl.
  6. In a small pan heat ghee and roast cashews till golden brown.Drain and add to pongal.
  7. Into the same ghee put in pepper corns,cumin, curry leaves, curry leaves and ginger.When the cumin splutters pour over the pongal.
  8. Mix well and serve.

Rava Pongal served with coconut chutney

For a vegan version,use oil instead of ghee...

Other Pongal varieties...

Sakkarai Pongal
Ven Pongal

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