Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Rawa Pongal





Ingredients:

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

Method:

  • 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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