Rava Pongal

For the second day of pongal series it is Ravapongal. Earlier saravana bhavan would serve some delicious rava pongal, but now my people tell me that it is more delicious in my kitchen:-)

Rava/Semolina 1 cup

Green gram dhal 1/2 cup

Water 4 – 41/2 cups

Pepper 1 tsp

Cumin seeds 1tsp

Ginger finely cut 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves few

Ghee 3-4 tbsp

Cashew a few


Cook the dhal in 1 1/2 cup of water till 3/4th cooked.( I pressure cooked it for 2 whistles)Allow it to cool

Dry roast the Rava till it becomes very hot(Do not let it brown)

Roast the pepper and cumin seeds in a tsp of ghee and powder it coarsely

a wide mouthed pan and pour the remaining water into it. Heat it and
when it begins to boil add the cooked dhal and cook further for 7- 10
minutes in medium flame.

Now add the roasted rava , mix thouroughly so that lumps do not form and cook in medium flame covered

Add the ginger, curry leaves and salt

Cook in medium flame till all the moisture is absorbed and now add 2 tbsp of melted ghee to it.

Serve Hot the rava pongal topped with 2 tsp of ghee
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