Semolina/Sooji/Rava Pongal - Savory Version

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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

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  1. Both pongal and rava are my favorite,this is double dhamakha for me :)

  2. Yummy and delicious pongal...

    Thanks for participate with my event....

    Pongal Feast Event

    Kurinji kathambam

  3. lovely and delicious rava pongal for a change from the usual rice pongal.

  4. One of my fav tiffin... perfect with chutney sambar... looks yummm

  5. My all time favourite pongal with a twist looks very delicious.

  6. wow, so many pongal recipes looks yumm, you have created the festive mood......)))))

  7. Im looking for new ways to use sooji, and this looks perfect! Never had pongal with sooji before.

  8. Delicious Pongal,luks perfect...

  9. Yummy pongal...looks perfect for breakfast


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