rava pongal recipe | rava khara pongal recipe – tamil style

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rava pongal recipe | rava khara pongal recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. rava pongal is a delious breakfast of tamil nadu prepared with semolina.rava pongalrava pongal recipe | rava khara pongal recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. rava pongal is also known as semolina pongal as it is made with rava/sooji. today i am sharing tamil nadu style of pongal made with rava, moong dal, pepper, jeera, ginger and ghee. furthermore, using ghee to prepare pongal enhances the flavour and texture.

additionally, rava pongal is goes well with coconut chutney or channa dal chutney. pongal is popular breakfast after idli, dosa and vada in chennai. also, kara rava pongal is accompanied with mild coconut chutney and pineapple sheera. the combination is so perfect when you sip masala chai in your breakfast menu. i do also prepare sweet pongal, however, i love to have kara pongal often. if you are looking for more recipes from rava. then do check onion rava dosaonion rava masala dosa and sooji ladoo. also i am great fan of  sheeratomato bhathrava idliinstant sooji uttapamsemolina dumplings and uppitu

rava khara pongal

my aunt was born and brought up in chennai and has shared this recipe. whenever, i used to visit her house, she used to make sure to serve me hot pongal. so this time i made sure to get the perfect recipe from her. furthermore, the only trick to get the perfect pongal recipe is adding generous amount of ghee / vanaspathi. there are 2 varieties of pongal variants; sweet and spicy version. today i am sharing spicy version of pongal popular in chennai, tamil nadu.

just before jumping into the recipe, please have a look at my other breakfast recipes, especially, capsicum rice,tomato rice, pudina pulaomushroom pulao, sambar rice, coriander rice, lemon rice, bisi bele bath, pudina pulao, tomato rice recipes. also have look at my dosa, plain dosaneer dosarava idli, idli with cooked rice, poori etc.

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easy rava pongal recipe | rava khara pongal recipe
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Recipe type: breakfast
Cuisine: south india
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rava / sooji / semolina
  • ½ cup yellow moong dal
  • 3 cups water, or as required
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • salt to taste
for tempering:
  • 2-3 tsp ghee
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • fistful of cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • pinch of hing
  • few curry leaves
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, heat 2-3 tsp of ghee in a pan and fry moong dal for a min. wait till turn fragrant.
  2. furthermore, cook the dal adding 3 cups of water. you can also pressure cook the dal. keep aside
  3. in a separate pan add ghee.
  4. also add finely chopped ginger and saute till the raw smell goes away.
  5. then add fistful of cashew nuts and fry till they turn golden.
  6. furthermore, add jeera and fry well
  7. also add whole black pepper, curry leaves and a pinch of hing
  8. also add rava/sooji to the same pan.
  9. and fry the sooji for couple of mins till it turns to golden brown colour.
  10. now add the cooked dal along with the water and give proper mix.
  11. additionally, add salt to taste.
  12. also add half cup of water if required. mix well the mixture for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  13. furthermore, stir until moisture dries out and sooji is cooked well. add 1 tsp of ghee on top of the mixture and toss.
  14. finally, serve rava pongal with coconut chutney


rava pongal recipe | rava khara pongal step by step photo recipe:

  1. firstly, heat 2-3 tsp of ghee in a pan and fry moong dal for a min. wait till turn fragrant.
    rava pongal
  2. furthermore, cook the dal adding 3 cups of water. you can also pressure cook the dal. keep aside.
    rava pongal
  3. in a separate pan add ghee.
    rava pongal
  4. also add finely chopped ginger and saute till the raw smell goes away.
    rava pongal
  5. then add fistful of cashew nuts and fry till they turn golden.
    rava pongal
  6. furthermore, add jeera and whole black pepper. fry well.rava pongal
  7. also add curry leaves and a pinch of hing.
    rava pongal
  8. also add rava/sooji to the same pan.
    rava pongal
  9. and fry the sooji for couple of mins till it turns to golden brown colour.
    rava pongal
  10. now add the cooked dal  along with the water and give proper mix.
    rava pongal
  11. additionally, add salt to taste.
    rava pongal
  12. also add half cup of water if required. mix well the mixture for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
    rava pongal
  13. furthermore, stir until moisture dries out and sooji is cooked well. add 1 tsp of ghee on top of the mixture and toss.
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  14. finally, serve rava pongal with coconut chutney.
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notes:

  • firstly, you can roast the moong dal for 2 minutes and then pressure cook.
  • also, i have added whole black pepper, you can even use coarsely crushed pepper
  • furthermore, if you prefer pongal to be more spicy then add 1 green chilli along with tempering.
  • finally, adding generous amount of ghee to pongal makes your pongal more flavourful.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

14 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, I am a new learner of cooking and I try your recipe. Thanks for making me to learn cooking. I tried Rava Pongal however, my Sooji formed lumps. I dis dissolve them but any trick so that they are not formed ?

  2. Hi Archana, I tried out this recipe and it came out extremely well. It was awesome, the way you prepare everything makes it seem very easy, and is very encouraging for a novice like me to try it out. keep up your stupendous work. Best regards.

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