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!!!