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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


  • 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.

Categories: Indian 

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