Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Rawa Pongal


Rava - 1 cup
Moong Dhal - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
water - 1cup  + 1 1/2 cup ~ 2 cups
Salt - to taste
Fried broken Cashew - As required for garnishing.

For Seasoning:
Oil - 3 tbsp + 1 tsp of Ghee
Cumin / Jeera - 1 tsp
Whole Pepper or crushed pepper - 1 tsp or 1/2 tsp/ to taste
Garlic - 2 tsp( minced) or to taste
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - As required


  • Pressure cook moong dhal with 1 cup of water for 1 whistle.
  • Remove from heat & allow to cool.
  • Once pressure drops, drain the moong dhal & keep the water aside.
  • In a pan, Heat oil & add seasoning ingredients as listed.
  • Then add cooked moong dhal & 2 cups of water ( you can include drained moong dhal water + normal water).
  • Add salt to taste & turmeric powder.
  • When water starts to boil, add rawa little by little & stirring continuously without forming lumps.
  • Lower the heat & cook it for another 5 ~ 10 minutes. Stir in between.
  • Finally add Ghee & mix well, Garnish with broken cashews & serve hot...

You can also use wheat rawa/ Cracked wheat. Follow the same method instead increase water amount 21/2 cups ~ 3 cups & cook til it done.
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divya said...

looks awesome and colorful....

savitha ramesh said...

extraordinary pongal with rava.delcious too.

Chitra said...

Pass me that plate. :-)

aipi said...

I soooooooooo want to grab that plate right now ..very delicious looking:)

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Ms.Chitchat said...

Never tried pongal with rawa,looks tasty,a sure try soon.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow awesome pongal ..

Rachu said...

Great one Saras.. I know to make nothing with rawa.. just for the upma.. but i liked this one.. I will surely try this recipe.

Pia said...

Rawa pongal looks so yummy!!!

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Dimah said...

That looks yummy!

Priya said...

Such a delectable spread, feel like have this rawa pongal rite now..makes me hungry..

Suja Sugathan said...

Never tried this before,this looks so tempting,delicious and healthy breakfast.

SheenaBabu said...

My Fatherinlaw's Favorite item......cool pics

Mahi said...

My hubby doesn't eat pongal,hence i make it very very rarely! The click makes me drooling! :P :P

Panchpakwan said...

Rava pongal looks delicious..loved the whole spread.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that looks so great, superb, love your chutney as well :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

What a perfect looking pongal dear, I love your side chutney as well :)