Rava (Semolina) – 1 cup
Moong dal – 1 cup
Ginger – 1 small piece finely chopped
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
Asafoetida – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 2 tbsp
Black pepper powder – 1 1/2 tbsp
Green chillies – 3-4 finely chopped
Cashews – 8-10 (optional)
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Ghee /oil – 4-5 tbsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves – 1 bunch finely chopped
In a pressure cooker, cook the moong dal by adding Turmeric powder and water for three whistles. Once cool mash it and keep it aside.
In the same cooker add Ghee /oil and once hot add Mustard seeds, green chillies, ginger, cashews, Asafoetida and curry leaves and saute for a couple of minutes.
Now add the rava and black pepper powder and mix well.
Now add the cooked moong dal, salt and mix well. Now add 3 cups of water making sure no lumps are formed
Cook on a medium flame stirring on a regular basis.
Once the water evaporates garnish with coriander leaves.
Yummy Rava Pongal is now ready!!!