Rava Pongal | How to make Rava Pongal

By Swapna Sunil  |  9th May 2016  |  
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About Rava Pongal Recipe

Rava pongal .....Now a days it has become a popular breakfast in Andhra and is widely available in almost all the vegetarian restaurants and even on the road side food stalls...    All Pongal recipes are traditionally prepared with rice , However Rava Pongal is a delicious and Healthy alternative to rice. The Rava and Moongdal used in this preparation are both nutritious and filling....      So what could be better than having this for Breakfast to keep u going until lunch...     As they say Eat Breakfast as king , Lunch as a Queen and dinner as a beggar...so i feel this fits into that zone very well...

Rava Pongal is a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of Andhra Pradesh. Rava Pongal is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Rava Pongal is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is 20 minute and it takes 30 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Rava Pongal . It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Rava Pongal is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Rava Pongal is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Rava Pongal . Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Rava Pongal at your home.

Rava Pongal

Ingredients to make Rava Pongal

  • 1/2 cup split yellow moong dal
  • 1 cup semolina / upma rava / sooji / cream of wheat
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/8 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/8 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp  black pepper corns
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric 
  • 3 to 4 green chillies slit
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp crushed / grated ginger
  • A sprig of mint leaves chopped
  • 2 Tbsp roasted cashews chopped..( if using raw / fresh cashews fry in ghee n set aside )

How to make Rava Pongal

  1. Prep work :      Wash and cook the dal in a pressure cooker until soft and mushy. Dry roast the rava / semolina on a  low to medium heat until a subtle aroma is felt (Please fry on a low heat as we do not want any change in  its color).
  2. Heat a kadai / pan. Add the oil , once warm add the mustard , cumin , peppercorns, curry leaves ( optional ) Once the mustard n cumin splutter add in the green chillies , chopped mint and ginger.
  3. Fry for a min and add the turmeric stir fry for a min. Add the roasted cashews.Now goes in the dal paste and add water.
  4. Stir well and break the lumps if any. Cover this with a lid and bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling remove the lid, over the heat and add enough salt, now stir well.
  5. Later add the roasted rava slowly,  stirring continously. (Be careful as it forms lumps very quick so stirring is a must...seek for help if u cannot  manage...) Once you add the rava keep cooking and stirring on a low heat. After a couple of mins it will thicken and absorb almost all the water.
  6. Now switch off the heat, add left over ghee. N keep covered for a min. After a min stir well and its all ready to be served.. You can serve it with Coconut chutney or Raita.

My Tip:

Dry roast the rava / semolina on a  low to medium heat until a subtle aroma is felt (Please fry on a low heat as we do not want any change in  its color)

Reviews for Rava Pongal (1)

Anushree Ghosh3 years ago

Looks yummy :) thanks for sharing.

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