Rave Pongal

Rave Pongal :

You need the following :
Rave/Semolina - 1 cup
Hesarubele/Dhuli moongdal - 1/5th of the cup
Water : 1 cup rava: 2.5 cups water

Vaggarane Samanu /Seasoning
Mustard&Jeera Mixture
Green Chilli
Black Pepper : 1/2 tsp +5 more
Jeera : 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves

Method :
1. Cook hesarubele/moongdal separately and keep it aside. Measure the water which stands above moongdal. Adjust the water you add later accordingly.
2. Roast semolina till it is fragrant. Keep it aside
3. Roast/Fry 1/2 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp jeera and powder them. Keep it ready
4. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan. Add mustard jeera mixture and asafoetida. When mustard stops popping and asfoetida starts emanating its fragrance, throw in cashew nuts and when they start browning add ginger, curry leaves, green chilli, ginger,5 whole pepper and sautee. Next goes pepper n jeera powder to the pan. Mix and fry for a fraction of second. Add moongdal with water. Add plain water according to the quantity of moong dal water. Salt goes in next. Bring this mixture to boil.
 5. Check salt levels and add more if required. Reduce the heat and wait for a second before you start adding rava slowly. Add rava, stir, add again. Once you are done adding all rava, let it cook for 1 or 2 mins. Switch off the stove, close the pan and let it settle down.
6. Serve with your favorite accompaniment. We liked it with Uddinahittu Gojju .


1. India users use small grain rava or bengaluru rava as we call in Karnataka. You can use bansi rava too, but bengaluru rava pongal was my choice. Bansi rava when cools down becomes grainy on the other hand Bengaluru rava still behaves like pongal :D keeping its mushiness intact.
2. Hesarubele/moongdal to rice proportion is less compared to normal rice pongal. Moongdal taste dominates in rave pongal if you add more.


chef and her kitchen said...

Looks really yummy laxmi..loved that plate in which u served it...


lovely click ....and lovely recipe too ..shall try and revert back soon.
P.S. do you cook the moong dal beforehand ?

Lakshmi said...

@Spice of Life,

yes, you have to cook dal b4 hand with water and turmeric.

Lifewithspices said...

wow love this one.. i hv had this at a wedding in bangalore n i loved it so much..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Healthy and delicious pongal.

notyet100 said...

pongal looks delicious,luv the click too

Indian Khana said...

Pongal looks yum ...shall try and nice click

jayasree said...

Nice presentation. This was my breakfast, y'day.

Raks said...

I love this a lot,what makes me lazy is to cook moong dal before :) If its there ready,then its the easiest one :)

Priya Suresh said...

Yummy rave pongal,feel like finishing that plate rite now..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pngal looks delicious...Loved your serving plate
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya Sreeram said...

come out truly good- looks swell !

Hari Chandana P said...

Classic and delicious recipe.. awesome presentation !!

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Kannada Cuisine said...

Lovely...This is so new and the taste remains so traditional..super kanri.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

perfectly made rava pongal.Never tried this on my own.Will give it a try

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Very yummy looking pongal...


Unknown said...

tried this once..made it in a large quantity, so was not upto the mark..yours look yumm..will try it again..

Lakshmi said...

@ Prathi,
Thanks for superfast response.

Thanks for your lovely words. They make my day.

Cham said...

Never heard of bengaluru rava / we get Bombay rava... It looks very tasty!

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

Good presentation and pongal looks yummy

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious pongal looks wonderfu

KALVA said...

nice one.... love rave pongal!

YOSEE said...

This was new to me and tried it out at once . It was a hit with my convalescing husband ( who has to restrict rice intake). Thank you for the innovative recipe. said...

Simply delicious...yumm

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks perfect an delicious..
nice click :)

Torviewtoronto said...

pongal looks wonderfully delicious

aipi said...

Looks so very delicious...very elegant presentation too :)

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Priyanka Agrawal said...

gud 1 dear

Chitra Amma's Kitchen said...

I am getting the lovely aroma of your Rave Pongal.With a teaspoon of ghee and kayee chutney it would be a heavenly breakfast.

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Archana Vivek said...

Looks yummy. I would like to pass you this award.Please accept it.