Sunday, July 8, 2012

Broken Wheat Rava Pongal





We’re into the 7th edition of Magic Mingle. This is one event which I look forward to every month. The secret ingredients which Kalyani announces at her space on the 5th of every month always pose an interesting challenge. The 2 magic ingredients for this month are Split Yellow Moong Dal and Black Pepper. The first thing that would come to most people’s minds would be Ven Pongal. For me, Yellow Moong is synonymous with Molagooshyam. But I have posted both the recipes so decided to try a variation of the regular Pongal.

Broken wheat rava upma makes a regular appearance in my kitchen since a long time, but a pongal made out of the same is the latest addition to my menu of regulars. It’s definitely a healthy and tasty alternate to the traditional ven pongal which is prepared out of rice. Traditionally, pongal is made for breakfast, but we like to have it for dinner. You could also serve it to kids, when they come back from school. Best served with coconut chutney, sambar or gothsu.



What you'll need

  1. Broken Wheat Rava – ¾ cup
  2. Split Moon Dal – ¼ Cup
  3. Ginger – 1 inch piece
  4. Water – 2 cups
  5. Whole Black Pepper – 6 to 8
  6. Cumin Seeds - 2 tsp
  7. Cashew – 6 to 8
  8. Curry Leaves – few sprigs
  9. Asafoetia – 1 pinch
  10. Ghee – 2 tbsp
  11. Salt to taste
Method

  1. Dry roast the broken wheat rava for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Also dry roast the split moong dal till nice aroma comes.
  3. Wash and rinse the wheat rava and dal in 2 exchanges of water.
  4. Add it to a vessel, add the grated ginger and 2 cups of water.
  5. Pressure cook this for 3 to 4 whistles.
  6. Crush the pepper a little with a mortar and pestle.
  7. After the cooker cools down and pressure is released, remove the cooked wheat rava and dal mixture.
  8. Heat a kadai with ghee, add the cashews and fry till they turn golden.
  9. Next add the cumin, pepper and asafetida fry for 30 secs.
  10. Now add the curry leaves.
  11. 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.







30 comments:

Sumi said...

looks yummy

The Mad Scientist said...

Delicious Kaveri.
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PT said...

a healthy one..

Maayeka said...

Healthy and delicious ..

Kumudha said...

Your blog name, palakkad cooking is so lovely!

Wheat rava pongal looks so tasty and nutritious.

Mélange said...

That's a new recipe to me.Lovely one Kaveri.

Kalyani said...

lovely addition to the range of Pongals , Kaveri ! thanks for linking, keep them coming :) :)

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Padhu said...

Healthy and comforting!

Priya said...

Pongal looks wholesome and inviting Kaveri..Loved this healthy twist.

Tina said...

looks delicious..

Shabbu said...

yummy and nice recipe..

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Kavi said...

such a healthy & tasty ddish.. nice pics

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

love the healthy combination .. delicious

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

looks so delicious..
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Meg's Delicious Adventures said...

looks so lovely...love how you match up those props in all your pics.

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Spice up the Curry said...

slurppp... so delicious

Hema said...

Looks very good, very healthy too..

Jayasri Ravi said...

What a healthy dish.., so many flavours might be tasting very nice

Swathi Iyer said...

My hubby doesn't like broken wheat rava. I like though, this one looks delicious.

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Suja Manoj said...

Healthy combo,pongal looks wonderful.

Vineetha said...

healthy and tempting..I liked the pic of tilted jar with mung dal flowing out :)

Sangeetha said...

This is my fav too...very delicious and healthy breakfast option...very beautiful clicks!!
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Julie said...

wow..super delicious,yummy...filling n healthy breakfast!!

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Nagashree said...

First time here, Thank you for stopping by at my space and for your lovely comments.

You have a wonderful space. Pongal looks delicious, perfect consistency.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Very delicious pongal. Inviting too.........

Roshni said...

Healhty dish Kaveri... beautiful click as well

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

healthy combo!

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Chitra said...

Healthy twist for the carb-laden rice pongal. I am going to try this. I have a doubt here. Broken wheat is available in two forms, Upma rava, which has smaller granules, and meals rava, which has bigger granules. Which one should I use for the pongal?

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

@ Chitra: The regular Upma broken wheat would be good. Do try and let me know.

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