Rava Pongal



This is a popular South Indian breakfast in restaurants and is quite simple to make.

Ingredients (Translation)

1 Cup fine roasted rava
1/3 cup Greengram Dal
4 Cups Water
Cashew nuts -5 to 6
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Pepper
3 to 4 tbsp Ghee
Ginger- a small piece cut finely
Few curry leaves
Salt to taste

Micro high greengram dal and 2 cups of water for 15 minutes, stirring every three minutes. Spread a little ghee on it so as to prevent spilling. Add the roasted rava to it and the rest of the water. Micro high for another three to four minutes, stirring once in between.

Add the crushed pepper, curry leaves, salt, roasted cashews, ghee, cumin seeds and ginger to it and mix well. Micro high for another minute. If the pongal is still watery, micro high again for a minute or two. Allow a standing time of 2 to 3 minutes.

Serve hot with chutney or sambar.


This is my last post for the WBB-Microwave Foods event that ends tommorrow..So, please rush up with your delicious microwave breakfast ideas for the event.

10 comments:

ANJALI J. said...

Rava pongal is a must try for me.. sounds good.. Hey i have tagged u for a meme.. Did u check my post?

shriya said...

Never tried rava pongal but I've been thinking of making it for a long time. I like your recipe. Soon gonna try it.

Madhavi said...

Hi..very nice recipe, looks really good!!!

notyet100 said...

looks yummy,,have never tried,,upma,pongal,,butnow with such easy recipes..i sure wann try...thanks for sharing

Uma said...

looks delicious, EC! wonderful post.

Divya Vikram said...

pongal with rava sounds new..worth giving a try..

SMN said...

never tatsed rava pongal before, thanks for sharing

Prema Sundar said...

have not tasted rava pongal before, but have known abt it thru my friends... looks good

easycrafts said...

Thanks all of you...pls do try it out and give me the feedback

welcome said...

hi,I have never heard of rava pongal,but your recipe sounds real yummy...Will surely give it a try..

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