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rava pongal recipe with step by step photos – healthy breakfast recipe of pongal made with rava and moong dal.

rava pongal recipe, how to make rava pongal recipe | rava recipes

with rava (sooji or cream of wheat), many quick dishes can be made like rava uttapam, rava kesari. this pongal is one of the those recipes that can be made with rava. though not quick to make as you need to cook moong dal first, but tastes very good when paired with coconut chutney or just plainly served. in the recipe, some grated veggies and green peas also can be added.

pongal is a very popular south indian breakfast recipe. its not only delicious but also healthy and easy to make. there are many variations of pongal and this is one of them. other popular variations are ven pongal and sweet pongal recipe.

usually i serve rava pongal with coconut chutney, mango pickle or curd. though you can also have pongal with sambar. rava pongal stays soft even after cooling down, so you can also pack it in the tiffin box. this is a no onion no garlic recipe, though you can add onions if you want.

if you are looking for more rava recipes then do check rava idli, rava dosa, rava dhokla and rava ladoo recipe.

rava pongal recipe details below:

how to make rava pongal recipe:

1. pick 3 tablespoons of moong dal first to get rid of stones if any. then heat a small pan or a small kadai and add the moong lentils.

moong dal for rava pongal recipe

2. on a low flame stirring often roast the moong lentils till they become aromatic.

moong dal to make rava pongal recipe

3. the moong lentils only need to be roasted till they become aromatic. no need to brown them.

moong dal to make rava pongal recipe

4. now take them in another bowl or you can use the same pan for rinsing. rinse the roasted moong dal a couple of times in water. then add them in a 2 litre pressure cooker.

moong dal to make rava pongal recipe

5. add ¾ cup water and pressure cook for 6 to 7 whistles or 10 to 12 minutes on medium to high flame. for moong dal which cooks quickly, you can pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles and add ½ to ⅔  cup water.

moong dal to make rava pongal recipe

6. when the pressure settles down on its own in the cooker, open the lid of the cooker. mash the dal and keep aside.

moong dal to make rava pongal recipe

7. when the moong dal is getting cooked, then you can roast the rava and prep the other ingredients. heat a kadai or pan and add ½ cup rava in it.

rava to make rava pongal recipe

8. on a low flame, stirring often roast the rava till it becomes fragrant.

rava to make rava pongal recipe

9. no need to brown the rava. just roast till it becomes fragrant.

rava for making rava pongal recipe

10. then remove the rava and keep it aside in a plate or thali.

rava for making rava pongal recipe

11. heat the same pan and add 3 tablespoons ghee. you can add less ghee if you want.

ghee for making rava pongal recipe

12. add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (whole or slightly crushed) and saute till they splutter.

cumin to make rava pongal recipe

13. then add 12 to 15 cashews.

cashews to make rava pongal recipe

14. saute till the cashews turn a light golden.

cashews to make rava pongal recipe

15. then add 1 sprig curry leaves and 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger.

curry leaves to make rava pongal recipe

16. sprinkle 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper. stir and mix well.

preparing rava pongal recipe

17. now pour 1.5 cups water.

water for preparing rava pongal recipe

18. on a medium to high flame begin to cook this water mixture.

preparing rava pongal recipe

19. bring to a rolling boil.

preparing rava pongal recipe

20. lower the flame and then add the roasted rava in parts.

rava to make rava pongal recipe

21. as soon as you add the rava, stir well. keep adding rava in parts and mixing so that lumps are not formed.

rava to make rava pongal recipe

22. then add the cooked moong dal.

dal to make rava pongal recipe

23. mix well.

how to make rava pongal recipe

24. season with salt as per taste.

salt to make rava pongal recipe

25. mix again.

mix well to make rava pongal recipe

26. on a low flame for a few minutes simmer till the rava is cooked well and the mixture thickens.

rava pongal recipe, pongal recipe

27. serve rava pongal hot with coconut chutney or mango pickle or some fresh curd.

rava pongal recipe

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