Spicy Rava Pongal / Makara Sankranthi Special


Spicy Rava Pongal


Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup cooked moong dal
  • 1/2 cup rava (semolina)
  • 1 tsp black peppercorn
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asfoetida
  • 1/2 tsp green chillies cut in rounds
  • 1 to 2 tbs ghee(clarified butter)
  • salt, as needed
  • curry leaves to garnish
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 5 to 8 cashew nuts
Directions
 Roast the rava till a nice aroma appears, set aside. Fry the black pepper
 and cumin seeds in 1 tsp ghee and grind to a fine powder, keep aside.In
a deep bottomed vessel add the cooked moong dal with 3/4 cup water and
let it boil. Add salt at this point. Add the fried rava, little by little stirring 
continuously till the rava cooked completely. Once cooked,add the powdered
pepper and jeera. Garnish with ghee fried cashew nuts,asafoetida, green 
chillies, whole peppers grated ginger and curry leaves. Pour 1 tbs ghee over
the pongal and serve with coconut chutney, pickle or sambar.


50 Comments:

melle said...

It looks so good ! Now i really have to try it !

Angie's Recipes said...

That looks so delicious! I have never tried cooking semolina this way.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Iniya Pongal Nalvazhthukal !yummy spicy rava pongal my dear..enjoy!!:)

Priya said...

Happy pongal wishes to u & ur family Vrinda..Such a beautiful semolina pongal...looks beautiful..

Aux délices des gourmets said...

une bien jolie assiette au couleurs estivales
bonne soirée

Pavithra said...

Happy pongal vrinda !!!!1 Pongal looks awesome dear...

Padma said...

Happy Pongal to you and your family Vrinda. Pongal looks superb.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very tasty & nice click.

simply.food said...

Looks delicious.Happy Pongal to you.

kothiyavunu said...

Adipoli rava pongal..Yummyyyyy!!Wish u & ur happy makara sankranthi.:D

Chow and Chatter said...

Happy Pongal Vrinda oh yours looks better than mine swap ya!!!

meeso said...

Happy Pongal! Looks too delicious :)

Rachana Kothari said...

Happy Pongal Vrinda! Pongal looks great:)

AdukalaVishesham said...

Happy pongal Vrinda...very yummy post...

Mangala Bhat said...

Happy Pongal Vrinda!This is new recipe to me ..looks great!

Gita said...

Happy Pongal dear...your pongal looks so yummy :)

Claudia said...

A new dish for me filled with good-freind-ingredients - delizioso!

Simply Life said...

yum, with the cashews I'm sure this is just amazing!

Faiza Ali said...

Happy pongal to you and your family dear...the spicy version looks inviting and delicious.

Rekha shoban said...

Happy Pongal to u...rava pongal looks perfect and nice click!

my kitchen said...

Tempting pongal dear,Pongal wishes to you & your family

Sushma Mallya said...

wow so beautiful vrinda...simple yet very delicious pongal....A very happy pongal to you and your family

Nandini said...

Wow! Beautiful rava pongal!
Happy pongal to you and your family !

Prathibha said...

Love pongal..nice garnish with loads of cashew's...looks yummy

Tina said...

Looks nice.....

Soma Pradhan said...

Lovely Rava..Happy pongal to u

Oraphan said...

This looks and sounds amazingly delicious! I love spicy food, YUM!

sowmya.s said...

nice recipe..looks delicious..happy pongal..

Katy ~ said...

I would love to try this; it looks delicious.

Amit Poonia said...

Very good dish. I cooked it and enjoy with my family. thanks for it.

Happy cook said...

Beautiful and delicous

shanthi said...

yummy rawa pongal with nuts

Nostalgia said...

Happy Sankranti to you and your family. The pongal looks delecious

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

The pongal looks super delicious.

kittymatti said...

yummylicious!! soooooooooooooo good!

prasu said...

Happy Pongal dear..............ur pongal looks delicious.

5 Star Foodie said...

A delicious dish, love the cashews here! Happy Pongal to you!

Dolly said...

Happy Pongal Vrinda, Great way to celebrate it with ur spicy and yummy Rava POngal.

Gulmohar said...

Sorry, I'm late...!!! Hope you had a great time .Scrumptious pongal..beautiful presentation too :-)

Sayantani said...

am late to wish but its better late than never. A very happy Sankranti. love this recipe. bookmarked.

Ramya said...

Yummy pongal!!Love the foto frame too..DId u decorate it urself??

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Preethi Rajeev said...

looks yummy.

Uma said...

looks tooo tempting. HAPPY PONGAL :)

Parita said...

Beautiful picture!

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Im bookmarking it..It looks delicious!

Velva said...

Wow! That looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Chef Jeena said...

Looks wonderful I love the different flavours and textures yum!

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