2010/01/29

RAVA / SOOJI SPECIALS -- SWEET AND KARA PONGAL


RAVA KARA PONGAL :

INGREDIENTS :

Rava - 1 cup
Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Pepper - 1 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt to taste


METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Dry/Ghee roast rava till the flavour smells out.Pressure cook dal with little turmeric powder and a spoon of oil for 2 whistles and keep aside.

2) Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add mustard,cumin seeds and pepper.When it splutters, add curry leaves.

3) Then sufficient cups of water for rava to be cooked with little salt . Then , add dal and rava without lumps . Cover with a lid and cook in slow flame . Remove from the flame once rava is cooked properly.

4) Meanwhile , heat a spoon of ghee in a kadai . Add Mustard and Jeera .When it splutters , add curry leaves and peppercorns . Once they are raosted add to the pongal .


Serve how with Gosthu and coconut chutney.

RAVA SWEET PONGAL :

INGREDIENTS:

Rice - 1 cup
Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Jaggery as ur wish --i used 200 gms
Cashews,Badam and elachi --few numbers

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Dry/Ghee roast rava till the flavour smells out.Turn off the flame and keep aside.
2) Meanwhile dissolve jaggery with hot water and filter the impurities .
3) Heat filtered jaggery syrup in a heavy bottomed vessel . Add rava slowly to the jaggery syrup without lumps .
5 ) Leave it flame till it mixes well with syrup .
6) Temper it with ghee roasted cashews , badam and elachi .

26 comments :

Tina said...

Both looks yummy and delicious...

Bharathy said...

I see you blogging almost daily here :)...too bad!! ;) ;)(jus kiddin :))

coming up with homely and traditional dishes almost everyday here is a much much appreciable job, dearie..:)

Love the mutton kuzhambu and biriyani down there..so homely!!
pongal is my hubby's fav..

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Nandini said...

I'm a fanatic of rava pongal! Love the sweet pongal also!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Very delicious and tasty dishes:)

priya said...

Both are looking so delicious and tempting..nice clicks!

Asha said...

Beautiful pair to have , looks delicious.

suvaiyaana suvai said...

looks yummy pongal!!

Happy Cook said...

Love both of them. I hardly make these as i am the only one who like them at home. Wish i could grab both the plates.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

Both pongal looks very nice&yummy!!

shanthi said...

Delicious two in one

Padma said...

Both look delicious Shama.

Parita said...

Both the pongals look yummy, like the savory one more :)

Rachana Kothari said...

Both the Pongals look yummm...
Have a great weekend:)

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply superb!!!

Devasena Hariharan said...

I know pongal only with raw rice. This is new to me.

rekhas kitchen said...

Both recipes looks so mouthwatering and so tempting yummm love to have that karapongal mmmm yumm

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Oh my they look so tempting and it definitely will make a great bf!!!

Priya said...

Both dishes looks fantastic Shama..

Jagruti said...

Both recipes loks awesome and very colourful...yummy...

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AdukalaVishesham said...

both dish looks really good.... something for everyone...

sowmya.s said...

the upma recipe is really good..will try sometime..

A Homemakers Diary said...

I love rava upmas. your versions look very temting!

jeyashrisuresh said...

lovely pongal(S).i am also thinking to make pongal out of rava.will have to do soon

Valarmathi said...

Both recipes looks yummy and tempting.

Gita said...

Both the pongal dishes makes me hungry dear...looks tasty :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Mouthwatering sambar, da:)