Semolina/Sooji/Rava Pongal – Savory Version

Rava Pongal, another wonderful Breakfast Recipe. The side-effects of having  Normal Pongal(made of Rice and Moongdal) for Breakfast is the Extra Dose of Sleep and Lunch Menu getting postponed to Dinner Menu. 🙂 So, i try avoiding rice and Make it with Burghol/Bulgur, Brown Rice and even with Sooji/Semolina. An easy to make and a damn filling Breakfast.
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1 cup Semolina/Sooji
1/2 cup Moong dal
1 green chilli, slitted
1 tsp Pepper Powder
1 tsp cumin Powder
1 inch ginger, grated
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
2 sprigs of curry leaves
2-3 tbsp Ghee
Salt to taste
Chopped  & Roasted Almonds for garnishing

Pressure Moongdal with little turmeric soft. In a Pan, add a tsp of Ghee and Roast the Semolina/Sooji until golden brown. Take care not to burn the Sooji/Semolina.  In a Deep pan, heat a little oil/ghee, toss the cumin seeds, once it is browned add the green chilli and curry leaves.  Let it roast, Now add 2 cups of water. when the water begins to boil, add salt and simmer flame.
Slowly add Sooji/Semolina and Keep Stirring to avoid any lumps. Let the Sooji/Semolina Cook for 5 minutes. By this time, Sooji/Semlina should be completely cooked, now add cooked Moong dal and Mix well.  If the Mixture is completely Dry add anothe 1/2 cup water and Mix well. Let the Pongal Cook for 3-5 minutes in a simmer flame. Add cumin and pepper powder,  Ghee, Mix well. Heat a tbsp of Ghee, Roast the chopped almonds and Pour it over the Sooji/Semolina Pongal. Garnish it with Ginger Juliennes and Serve Hot with Sambhar.
Sending this to Pongal Feast happening @ Kurinji