July 31, 2011

Khara Rava Pongal

Ingredients :

Semolina / Sooji : 1 cup
Split Moong Dal : 1/2 cup
Green Chillies : 4 or 5
Peppercorns : 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp
A handful of cashews
Curry Leaves : 2 sprigs
A big pinch of hing
Ghee : 3 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method :

Crush the peppercorns coarsely with a mortar and pestle and keep it aside. In a pressure cooker, add the moong dal and a cup of water. Cook for 3 whistles and set aside. Heat two teaspoons of oil in a wok and roast the semolina until aromatic. Add 3 cups of hot water and salt to the roasted semolina and mix very well. Cover with a lid and let it cook completely. Then add the moong dal and a teaspoon of ghee to the semolina and mix well. Turn off the flame and set aside. Heat the remaining ghee for seasoning. Add the cumin seeds and fry for a minute. Now add and fry the chopped green chillies and cashews. Then add the hing, curry leaves and freshly ground peppercorns to it and fry for a few seconds. Add the seasoning to the pongal and mix well. Serve the rava pongal with coconut chutney.

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  1. Pongal looks delicious indeed:) Simple heart warming dish..

  2. droolworthy and simple rava pongal.

  3. Healthy & simply delicious...!!! Im drooling as i type this :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. Chillies in pongal is new :) Guess this is a blend of pongal and upma :) loving the idea :)

  5. Healthy Breakfast to serve!!

  6. That looks pretty nice. Looks like it's not too hard to make. I might replace ghee with low-fat butter or margarine though. :)
    Thanks for sharing.


  7. Delicious and tempting pongal. Excellent meal.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. yummy....and spicy....very simple and tasty......


  9. love this one..me too make this..

  10. Very tempting pongal,my fav too...luks very tempting.


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