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Rava Pongal

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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.

Pairs Well With


Pongal is one of the major festivals in South India. Here is a nice detailed info from Wiki:

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

Moong Dal:-

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