Plain Rava Pongal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - coarse semolina
  • 1/2 cup - yellow moong dal
  • 3 - whole red dry chillies, chopped
  • 2 sprigs - coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk - curry leaves
  • 10 - cashews, halved
  • 1/2 tbsp - urad dal grains
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 8 to 10 - peppercorns
  • 2 tsp - lemon juice, fresh
  • 3 tbsp - ghee
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • salt to taste

How to Make Plain Rava Pongal

  • Melt ghee in a heavy pan, add dry moong dal.
  • Roast over a medium flame, for 3-4 minutes, or till aroma exudes.
  • Add 2 cups hot water and cook till dal is cooked but firm.
  • Drain, keep aside till required.
  • Heat oil in a heavy pan.
  • Add cashews, urad dal and roast till golden. Then add cumin and mustards seeds.
  • Allow to splutter, then add chillies, curry leaves, peppercorns and semolina.
  • Roast on a low flame, stirring continuously, till rava exudes a strong aroma.
  • Add salt, cooked moong dal and lemon juice.
  • Stir gently.
  • When water has blended with rava, cover and cook over a low flame for 3-4 minutes.
  • Adjust water, lemon juice and salt as per taste, if required.
  • The pongal should be softer in consistency than upma.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.
  • Serve hot.

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