Rawa Pongal

by - March 01, 2011


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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  1. looks awesome and colorful....

  2. extraordinary pongal with rava.delcious too.

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. Rawa pongal looks so yummy!!!

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

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

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

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

  11. Rava pongal looks delicious..loved the whole spread.

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

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


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