Saturday, January 10, 2009


My mom used to make this pongal, and read in a leading Tamil magazine too. It is a good twist instead of preparing uppma all the time.


Rava / Sooji – 1 cup
Moongdhall – ½ cup
Milk – 1 cup
Turmeric powder – one generous pinch ( Optional)
Hing – one pinch
Black pepper – 1 tsp
Cummin seeds – 1 tsp
Grated ginger – 2 tsp
Cashew – 10 to 12
Curry leaves – few
Oil, ghee, salt as required

How to make Rava Pongal:

Combine moongdhall, salt and turmeric powder and pressure cook.

Heat oil, ghee in a pan and add pepper and cumin seeds.

When it splutters add ginger, curry leaves and cashew.Add the rava.

Saute well, when the rava is fried add milk and 3 cups of boiling water.

Add the cooked moongdhall , hing, salt (already we have added to dhall so watch out) .

Add the ghee and keep the flame in low and cook for ten minutes and then serve with
coconut chutney.

Note: This pongal needs 3 cups of water and 1 cup of milk. When I made it for the first time I thought it wil be so.. much and used 2 cups of water , that was not good.

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Deepthi Shankar

wow, nice recipe girl, i will try this


hey, this is aj's favorite. i learnt it from vedavalli's book, i think:)I prefer this over upma too..anyways, with only little oil, no one likes my upma ;-)

I don't add turmeric powder, but with turmeric powder it looks beautiful :)Nice entry.


Yes, it is a good twist! I saw this in DK's blog today. Thanks for the delicious entry, Vidhas!

Mahimaa's kitchen

i have never tried this rava pongal. sounds very good. looks tempting too. and thanks for your compliments on my pics. appreciate it!!


can imagine how it will taste..sure the kids love the dish..


My granny signature dish, it tastes great with chutney, delicous!


I love rava pongal! Easy to make and tastes great:)
I missed some of ur posts I think;)


Thanks friends for yopur lovely comments.

Shama Nagarajan

wow...inviting pongal..yummy...

Jaishree Iyer

Ilik e rava pongal!it tastes great with chutney& sambhar.Looks delicous!


have never tried this before vidhas but now surely will,looks good.


Thanks shama, Bindiya andjaishree.

Suma Rajesh

yummy recipe..

Jeyashris Kitchen

i have made this once in chennai,ithat time i was very new to cooking!!.so it didnt came out well.ur recipe is very nice. will surely give a try. now i know where i went wrong.thanks for posting this recipe.


hey yestarday only i madew this looks so yummy nice color


Thank you Suma, Jeyshri and rekha.


Thanks for your valuable comments vidhas.Inviting u to participate in the bread mania event.


Looks delicious! This is new to me.. will try this soon..

Amirtha Views

Hi da.I have once tried rava pongal. But didn't come out that well. Your recipe is awesome. Even Prasi liked it. Normally, he doesn't relish pongal much. But to my amazement he liked rava pongal a lot. Thanks darling.

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