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Friday, January 17, 2014

Godhumai Rava Pongal / Crackled Wheat Pongal

Am sure all would have enjoyed pongal festival  , am here today with a very healthy pongal recipe. I love ven pongal for breakfast a lot and used to enjoy them with chutney and sambhar. As many people were asking me to share some healthy recipes here is a healthy pongal recipe with out using rice. As we all know too much intake of rice lead to increase in weight , so diet conscious people generally try to avoid taking rice in their diet first . If you seriously want to loose some weight you should first stop taking lots of rice . So if not rice what can be the other substitute for it - crackled wheat , semolina, oats, Barley, ragi etc there are so many options i can keep on going. 

Godhumai rava / crackled wheat is a very healthy option for diabetic patience and can be made in several diffrent delicious ways . One such way to make a tasty dish is pongal. Crackled taste yummy when included with lentils and I tried making this pongal for our breakfast. They taste so delicious and they are very healthy. If you are looking for recipes to skip rice then this is a very nice option . Kids too will enjoy this delicious pongal .For this weeks blogging marathon I have chosen pongal varities so 2 more pongal to come stay tuned..Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 36.. Now lets quickly move to the recipe..  

Godhumai rava pongal


Crackled Wheat / Godhumai rava - 1 cup 
Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Pepper corn - 3-4 Nos or  Pepper pd - 1/4 tsp 
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal / black gram dal - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 2 nos
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cashew - 4-5 No ( lightly roasted in ghee)
Salt to taste


  • In a pressure cooker heat ghee , add Mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves , urad dal.
  • After they splutter, urad dal turns slight brown add ginger garlic paste and saute them .
  • Now add green chillies and saute  them .
  • Add the crackled  and saute for a while .Then add moong dal , to this add  4 1/2 cups of water 
  • Add the pepper corn / pepper pd, turmeric pd and salt . Mix them well and close them with lid.
  • Put the whistle on and cook for 3-4 whitles.
  • After 3-4 whistles switch off the flame and wait till the pressure subsides.
  • Open the lid and mix them well.
  • Granish them with roasted cashew and drizzle some ghee on top.
  • Serve this healthy pongal with an chutney and sambhar.
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  1. Healthy yummy pongal

  2. awesome pongal da :) usually samba rava is tasteless and bland this is a great twist to pongal da. I think you missed to mention when to add turmeric :) update pannidu

  3. Healthy delicious pongal....Clicks are awesome manju.

  4. Healthy and yummy pongal, even I do this..

  5. healthy, delicious pongal. Nice substitute to regular rice pongal.

    On-going event: South Indian cooking

  6. wow. i cant able to take my eyes off from that lovely pongal. healthy pongal.

  7. Love the healthy version of pongal.. Delicious twist to normal one..

  8. Nice and healthy variation of pongal

  9. nicely is in my list for long time..wonderful..

  10. yummy n healthy 1.. as always awesome clicks...

  11. spicy godhumai pongal.. awesome clicks.. like that small wooden ladle.. :)

  12. Nice , healthy Pongal! And I love your bowls :)

  13. Broken wheat is so amenable to being a rice-replacement in recipes. Loved this version of pongal.

  14. Awesome.... nice clicks.... New to me

  15. Lovely pictures tempting..

  16. Very healthy wheat pongal, love your clicks sis and beautiful bowls...

  17. last photo is too good - I just want to take a spoon to the computer screen and gobble it up

  18. Very comforting and healthy pongal..

  19. Love those colourful stacked bowls. pretty pictures.

  20. Love your cracked wheat pongal version. Looks yummy.

  21. Lovely version of the pongal!


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