Submitted by : Palakkad Cooking

Ingredients :

Broken Wheat Rava – ¾ cup
Split Moon Dal – ¼ Cup
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Water – 2 cups
Whole Black Pepper – 6 to 8
Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp
Cashew – 6 to 8
Curry Leaves – few sprigs
Asafoetia – 1 pinch
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method :

  • Dry roast the broken wheat rava for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Also dry roast the split moong dal till nice aroma comes.
  • Wash and rinse the wheat rava and dal in 2 exchanges of water.
  • Add it to a vessel, add the grated ginger and 2 cups of water.
  • Pressure cook this for 3 to 4 whistles.
  • Crush the pepper a little with a mortar and pestle.
  • After the cooker cools down and pressure is released, remove the cooked wheat rava and dal mixture.
  • Heat a kadai with ghee, add the cashews and fry till they turn golden.
  • Next add the cumin, pepper and asafetida fry for 30 secs.
  • Now add the curry leaves.
  • Finally add the wheat rava and dal mixture. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  • Healthy and tasty pongal is ready. Serve with coconut chutney or sambar.
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