Rawa Pongal

Recipe by
Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Nutrition facts:

240 calories calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Take a look at more Main Recipes. You may also want to try Healthy Tofu Fried Rice, Best Vegetarian Garlic Noodles , Easy Veg Fried Rice

Rate This Recipe


  • Rawa (semolina) - 1 cup
  • Ghee or vegetable oil - 4 tbsp
  • mustard - 1 tsp
  • cumin seeds, crushed - 1 tsp
  • pepper corns, crushed - 1 tsp
  • cashew nuts, broken into pieces - 2 tbsp
  • Asafoetida - a little
  • hot water - 2.5 cup
  • salt to taste

How to Make Rawa Pongal

  • Heat oil or ghee in a kadai (Wok).
  • Add mustard seeds.
  • When they crackle, add cumin and pepper.
  • After few seconds, add cashew nuts and stir fry till they turn golden brown.
  • Add asafetida and semolina.
  • Stir fry the mixture till the semolina turns light brown.
  • Add water, stirring all the time to prevent forming of lumps. Add salt.
  • Cover and cook low flame for 5-8 minutes.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney.