Monday, November 7, 2016

Rava Pongal | How to make Rava Pongal |Semolina Pongal Recipe | Breakfast Recipes by Masterchefmom

Rava Pongal

Hi Supermoms,

Pongal is one of our most favourite breakfast recipes. A yummy combination of rice, dal - infused with flavours of pepper and cumin. In rava Pongal, the rice is substituted with rava ( cream of wheat) . A delicious breakfast recipe that can be make within a few minutes. You can pack it for your office lunch box too. 

Rava Pongal with coconut chutney and steaming hot Kumbakonam degree coffee is pure bliss. Do give it a try !

Rava Pongal :

Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 2-3
1 cup = 250 ml

Ingredients :

1 cup rava ( I used Bombay rava, lightly roasted and stored)
2.5 cups water ( for rava, adjust according to the variety of rava you are using)
1/4 cup moong dal/mung dal /husked and split green gram ( washed,boiled along with turmeric powder and lightly mashed)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt to taste

For tempering:

1 teaspoon ghee/clarified butter
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 green chilli ( chopped)
10-15 peppercorns ( coarsely powdered using mortar and pestle)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds ( coarsely powdered using mortar and pestle)
1" ginger piece ( grated)
1 sprig curry leaves ( roughly torn)

For garnish :

1/2 teaspoon ghee/clarified butter
4-5 cashew nuts ( halved)

Method :

1. Heat a pan with oil and ghee over low flame and temper with ingredients given under 'for tempering'.
2. Once tempered add water and required amount of salt and continue to cook over low flame.
Chef tip : I generally switch off the gas while adding water to avoid oil from spluttering. Once I add water, then I switch on the gas. 
3. Once the water becomes warm, add the rava and stir to avoid any lumps.
4. While the rava is cooking, add the boiled and lightly mashed moong dal.
Chef tip: Moong dal cooks very quickly. You can either use a pressure cooker to cook the dal or cook in a vessel directly over the stove top. Add turmeric powder to dal while cooking.
5. Keep stirring till the rava is well cooked.
6. Simmer the gas, cover and cook for 2 minutes and switch off.
7. Heat ghee, toast the cashewnuts and pour it over the rava pongal.

Your delicious rava pongal is ready to be served with your choice of chutney or gojju.

Rava Pongal

Have you tried my Oats Pongal?

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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