Broken wheat pongal or samba godhumai (known as dalia in Hindi) pongal is the same as ven pongal except that we replace rice with wheat rava. It is easy to make and tastes very delicious . I make this once in a week and my whole family loves it. Today we will learn how to make Broken wheat khara pongal following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Soak moong dal/pasi paruppu for 1/2 an hour. Pressure cook moong dal for 2 whistles with 3/4 cup of water. Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and keep it aside. (You can also cook in a pan. It does not have to be too mushy).
Peel the skin of ginger and chop it finely.
Heat oil and fry the wheat rava on medium heat stirring continuously until you get a nice aroma.
Now add the fried wheat rava to the cooked dal.
Add 2 1/2 cups of water, salt needed and hing. (Taste the water, if it is slightly salty, it will be perfect once it is cooked).
Close the cooker and pressure cook on medium heat for 2-3 whistles. While cooking directly in the cooker, take care not to burn the pongal. (Alternatively, you can transfer the contents to another vessel and pressure cook for 3 whistles to be on the safer side).
Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and mash the contents when it is hot.
Heat oil + ghee, add cumin seeds, whole black peppercorn, saute for a few seconds, then add finely chopped ginger, curry leaves and cashew nuts.
Saute for a few seconds and then add the broken wheat + dal mixture and mix well.
Cook on low heat for a few seconds and remove from heat.
Hotel sambar, arachuvitta sambar and coconut chutney are great side dishes for wheat rava pongal. Do try this and I am sure you will love this healthy wheat rava pongal.
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