Jan 10, 2011

Rava Pongal

Pongal is an ancient festival for south Indian people.Rava Pongal is a very popular South Indian food. It is a kind of upma. I knew this recipe from my south indian friends.I share this wonderful recipe.


Fine Sooji/Rava/Semoline : 1 cup
Moong daal : 1/3 cup as required
Cumin seeds :c1 tsp.
Black pepper : 1/2 tsp.
Chopped green chilli : 2pieces
Chopped ginger : 1/2 tsp.
Curry leaves
Hing : 1/4 tsp.
Musturd seeds : 1tsp.
Vegetable oil : 4 tblsp.
Greated coconut as per taste
Hot Water : 3-4 cups


In a dry kadai roast moong daal lightly to remove the raw smell of the daal.Allow to cool and grind coarsely and keep aside.
Heat the kadai,add oil then add musturd seeds,black pepper,cumin seeds,hing,curry leaves,green chillies.When seeds gets aroma then add rava.Roast lightly.
Then add chopped ginger and green gram powder,salt.
add hot water to the mixture, allow for the mixture to get thick like uppit.Finally add grated coconut.
Gurnishing with roasted cashew and raisin.
Serve hot with Cucumber Raita. 

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