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Rava Pongal


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Ingredients

Rava 1 cup
moong dal 1/3 cup
water 4 1/2 cup
salt 3/4 tsp
cashews 1 tsp(broken)
ghee 4 tbs
curry leaves
ginger 1/2 tsp
peppercorn 1 tsp
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp


In a dry pan add rava and fry it till raw smell goes off.


Remove it from the pan and keep aside.


To the pan, add 2 tsp of ghee and fry peppercorn and cumin for 2 mins at medium heat.


Grind this to a powder and keep aside.


Add the remaining ghee and fry cashews, curryleaves, ginger and keep aside.


In a thick vessel add moong dal and fry till it smells or golden brown.


Add 1 1/2 cup of water to dal and 1/2 cook.


In a cooker place a vessel containing remaining water, rava and the seasoning mixture.


Bring to boil and stir the mixture.


Add weight and cook it for 8-10 mins.


Add ghee when it is removed from the stove.


Eat it with coconut chutney.


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Notes

Pongal is one of the major festivals in South India. Here is a nice detailed info from Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pongal

Note: Rava (or Suji) is made from Semolina, an Indian cuisine made out of coarse ground wheat

Moong Dal:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moong_dal

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