Sep 5, 2009

RAVA PONGALI

Rava pongal or Rava pongali is one of the south Indian breakfast delicasy and a healthy version of pongali. Normally we make pongali with rice and moong dal, but in this version we use cream of wheat which is well known as rava(upma rava or bombai rava) and that makes a lot of difference between rice pongali and rava pongali. As every body knows rice is rich in carbohydrates then wheat so using rava is healthy option in pongali. For my choice rava pongali is a best option for breakfast or as for dinner.
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INGREDIENTS:----
Rava --- 1 cup
split moong dal ---- 1/2 cup
Ghee ---- 1 tab sp
Oil ---- 1 tab sp
Black pepper corns --- 1 tea sp lightly crushed
cumin seeds --- 1 tea sp
ginger --- 1/2 inch piece chopped
curry leaves --- a few
Cashew nuts ---- 1/4 cup broken
Asafoetida --- 1/4 tea sp
METHOD:----
Wash moong dal and add 1 and half cup water and cook till it become very soft.
Roast rava with 1 tea sp ghee, now add rava to the moong dal and add 1 and half cup boiling water mix well keep it in a low flame and add salt to taste and chopped ginger mix well cover and cook till rava is fully cooked.
Now heat oil and remaining ghee in a pan add cumin seeds, cashew nuts, crushed black pepper,curry leaves and asafoetida and pour this on the top of rava pongali and mix well.
Serve hot with avial or any coconut chutney or mango tokku
enjoy your break fast.
Vankaya pulusu is the best combination for this rava pongali and that's my first choice hope you also like this combination and check my recipe for VANKAYA PULUSU here.

40 comments:

chakhlere said...

wow!! Looks yummy!Its one of my fav dishes.

Pavithra said...

Wow i too make this , love so much with sambar and chutney. Really thats tasty comforting food for mornings.

Gita said...

Nie presentation Rekha...I started making rava pongal recently only...this is definitely a healthier option :)

Vrinda said...

Yummy pongal..thanx for sharing ,lov anything made with rawa...

meeso said...

I really like this dish, I have only made it a few times... I wish my daughter liked it more... looks good :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

This is one of my favorite breakfast, looks lovely.

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Hi, Its good to see this recipe.My sister just told me about this pongal. She said she had it in a restaurant.

Shri said...

It looks nice!I did not know of the combination with Vankaya Pulusu though:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks lovely...

sowmya said...

oh good one..looks yumm.

Hari Chandana said...

Mmmmm... Yum Yum Yumm..My fav pongal.. Ma Amma kooda chesthundi rava tho.. Perfect presentation..Awesome!!!!

Varunavi said...

Looks so yummy rekha.busy not seen today?

Aparna Prabhu said...

Akka I m sure we wud like this bcoz there many spices....the normal upma i dont like....... :)....nd collect ur award

Happy cook said...

I just had a good breakfast, but still i wish i had this for my breakfast, looks yummy yumm.

Priti said...

Very interesting...never had this....sure going to tr..soon

Priya said...

Yum yum..just love tis rawa pongal much with spicy coconut chutney..gorgeous Rekha..

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely tempting pongal....please do participate in my first cooked food event

srikars kitchen said...

Looks great.. my fav pongal.. nice click..

notyet100 said...

healty nd yummy,..

Nandini said...

Lovely Rava pongal with side dish! Whenever I feel bored with regular pongal, I to cook this one.
One of my fav pongal!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Looking great.....

Padma said...

Nice comfort food... looks yumm and nice presentation :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Healthy and a Nice one for breakfast...looks delicious

Suparna said...

nicely presented Rekha :) I love pongal in any form :) this is one of my favourites and ya a filling breakfast or dinner too :)

Nags said...

never knew it can be called pongali too :)

Parita said...

Healthy breakfast!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...looks delish....simple to make too...

Sanghi said...

How are you dear..? Rava pongal looks great rekha..!:)

Uma said...

Yum! My fav. dish. looks so tempting Rekha! With that mango thokku at side, just divine :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Love this very much,long time since I made this,tempting!!

lata raja said...

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http://lata-raja.blogspot.com/2009/09/honest-scrap.html

Divya Kudua said...

Pongal made using Rava is new to me.Is it similar to Khichdi??

Valarmathi said...

Wow i love this, recently posted too. Looks so yummy Padma.

Shri said...

Rekha, Have passed an award to you!Pls. collect it from my blog!

Anonymous said...

It's looking yummy........it's my favorite, pls.do drop by my blog and write ur suggestions and comments. www.myculinaryworld-prasu.blogspot.com

Abhilash said...

aaah! I love this... I had this from banglore in a small hotel in kalasi palayam...

Cham said...

Yummy rava pongal, love with coconut chutney!

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Curry Leaf said...

Comfort food Rekha,Nice click as well.

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