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Rava Khara Pongal (Semolina/Sooji Spicy Pongal)

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A perfect, simple and delicious breakfast that melts in mouth. Usually we make Pongal with rice and this is made with Semolina. So the time needed to make this is very less and it really adds a variety to breakfast with other simple menu for guests...
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Served AsBreakfast, Dinner
Servings 4


  • Rava/Semolina/Sooji 2 cups 300 gms
  • Moongh dal 3/4 cup 100gm
  • Green chilli 1 and finely chopped ginger 1 tea spoon
  • Pepper 2 tea spoons
  • Cumin seeds 1 tea spoon
  • Salt
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon
  • Ghee Clarified butter 2 tb spoons
  • Cashews 7 to 10
  • Curry leaves


  • Powder the peppercorns and cumin seeds coarsely and keep aside._x000D_ Heat a pan. Dry roast the semolina/Rava till it starts to change the colour and transfer it to a bowl. Add the moongh dal to the pan and stir till nice aroma comes. Now add three cups of water to it._x000D_ Let it boil till the dal becomes soft but not mushy.
    Rava Khara Pongal (Semolina/Sooji Spicy Pongal) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • It must be boiled but not over boiled. _x000D_ Now add 4 cups of water, turmeric powder and salt to the boiling moongh dal._x000D_ Add the roasted semolina gently and stir well so that it mixes well in water.
  • Keep the flame to medium or low and keep stirring patiently._x000D_ In 4 to 5 minutes the stuff gets well boiled and thick._x000D_ Switch off the stove._x000D_ In a sauting pan heat the ghee.
    Rava Khara Pongal (Semolina/Sooji Spicy Pongal) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add the coarse powder, green chillies, curry leaves and cashews and wait till the cashews become golden colour. Transfer it to the Pongal. Mix well and serve hot with chutney or sambhar or pickle.


When you add water for the rawa see to it that there is minimum water in the pan. If the moongh dal pan already has water, reduce the water to be added for the semolina to boil. 
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Subhashni Venkatesh
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