Friday, 6 May 2016

Rava Pongal

Prep time                        10 mins
Cooking time                  20 mins
Serves                             4

Ingredients :

Rava/semolina                 4 cups
Moong Dal                       2 cups
Salt to taste

Ghee                                3 tablespoon
Black pepper                   1 tablespoon
Black pepper powder      1 tablespoon
Grated coconut                1 small cup
Cumin seeds                    1 tablespoon
Cashew nuts                    20
Finely chopped ginger    2 tsp
Slit green chillies            10
Turmeric powder            ½ tsp
Curry leaves

Preparation :

Dry roast moong dal till golden brown.
Pressure cook nicely with 4-5 cups of water.
Dry roast rava with a little oil.

In a kadai, heat ghee and on a low flame lightly roast black pepper, cumin seeds,cashew nuts,finely chopped ginger, green chillies, grated coconut and turmeric powder in that order..
Add 3-4 cups of water and while boiling add curry leaves, salt and the rava and cook stirring occasionally.
When the rava is cooked, add the cooked moong dal after mashing it nicely.

If you prefer, add some more ghee, water, if required,depending on the consistency you prefer and put some pepper powder. Cook a little more, stirring occasionally. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.