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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rava Pongal-Rava Pongal Recipe-Sooji Pongal

Rava Pongal is a simple South Indian Breakfast recipe similar to Ven pongal, the only difference is rava is used instead of rice. Even bachelors out there, can try this simple recipe. You can even make Vegetable Rava Pongal by adding vegetables like carrot, beans, peas to make it more healthier. Let us learn how to prepare Rava Pongal today-

Rava Pongal
How to make Rava Pongal/Sooji Pongal

Ingredients needed

Rava - 1 cup
Moong dal (pasi paruppu) - 1/3 cup

Ginger finely chopped - 1 tsp
Whole black pepper - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Cashew nuts - 5-6
Salt as required


Roast rava in a tsp of ghee till it becomes hot to touch.(do not over roast it)

Cook moong dal till soft but not mushy.

Grind cumin seeds and pepper coarsely.


1. Heat ghee in a pan, add finely chopped ginger, grounded pepper+ cumin seeds, cashew nuts and curry leaves.

2. Saute for a few seconds, then add 2 cups of boiling water. Add salt to taste.

3. Simmer the flames and then slowly add rava, stirring continuously.

4. After the rava gets cooked, add the cooked moong dal and cook till all the water evaporates.

Serve hot rava pongal with coconut chutney or quick sambar

The easy sambar recipe that I have prepared for ven pongal also goes well with rava pongal.

Note- If preferred, you can add 1 finely chopped green chilli in step 1.

More Rava(Ravai) Sooji Recipes from Padhuskitchen

Rava Dosa

Rava Kesari

Rava Upma with vegetables (Sooji Upma)

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of


  1. my mom used to make this very often- this looks good !

  2. Nice recipe adding Rava instead of Rice..

  3. My fav,loved ur version...Luks very tempting.Presentation is too gud as always.

  4. aww that looks cute..i am not a pongal fan, but wouldnt mind it once in a while

  5. So yummy..feel like eating it now.
    I like the way you have garnished.

  6. You always makes the cutest presentation! love it!

  7. gr8 looking rawa upma presented beautifully

  8. Looks delicious,healthy pongal

  9. Like the peanut :-)..

  10. Cute looking pongal decoration :) Kids would love it and hey I love it too :)

  11. Nice recipe...lovely presentation...

  12. tasty recipe...and I liked the representation...very adorable one Padhu

  13. Thats looks so great... Love to try this out..

  14. Rava pongal - I have never tried this. It is easier than venpongal too. Sure to try. Nice presentation :)

  15. This version is new to me. Looks Awesome with sambar..


  16. tasty dish
    simple to make and great in a taste

  17. Who can resist this cute pongal.

  18. My fav combination....Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe...

  19. Great recipe Padhu... I especially loved the rawa dosa!!
    Have a fabulous week ahead:)

  20. Rava pongal seems to be tasty and that too very simple

  21. Nice n yummy pongal...looks delicious..:)

  22. This is my fav breakfast dish!! Its healthy & delicious!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  23. Nice your presentations...

  24. delicious looking pongal.cute presentation...

  25. Wowww.. Delicious looking pongal.. Simply inviting dear.

  26. Always you are so innovative in your presentation..rava ven pongal looks awesome!!

  27. Luks very tempting.Presentation is too gud as always.

  28. akka my long time doubt how can I cook moong dhal?how many minutes?or in pressure cooker?
    can I pressure cook the whole process like ven pongal?

  29. You can cook in a pan with water or you can pressure cook for 1 whistle. Cook until it is soft.
    If you pressure cook both rava and moong dal like ven pongal, it will not taste good.

  30. Thank you akka for ur clarification...


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