Samba Rava Pongal

Samba Rava Pongal

Godhumai Ravai Pongal:

Cracked Wheat Pongal. Samba Godhumai Rava Pongal.

Myself and my brother live in two different time zones…that we can’t always talk:( We have 17 hours difference (He is in Australia)…so he should stay up all night and I should get up too early to get hold of him. So, does this have changed anything at all for me!! No, he still tracks me down for my mistakes.:( Good that I don’t get ‘kottu’ on my head anymore.:)

Pari mailed me Y’day. It had usual blah blah blah stuff and something about my blog!

In his own words: “I checked your blogspot – was disappointed to see too many unhealthy and crap foods like the cheese chilli and fried cheese sticks etc – horrible and junk food. how on earth you could eat the cheese sticks fried? never expected such foods from you. you can have a competition with mcdonalds :) Searched ur site for samba rava upma, samba rava dosai and samba rava idly recipes. Couldn’t find any.”

I am pretty upset myself, felt very awful…am I deviating from the track?? Well, as per his wish, here is a recipe for him, using Samba Rava – ‘Godhumai Ravai Pongal’. Hope he will be bit happy now.:)


Godhuma Rawa/Samba Rawa 1/2 cup
Moong dal 1 table spoon (well cooked)
Whole black peppercorns 1 spoon
Cumin seeds 1 spoon
Curry leaves
Cashew nuts 10
Ghee/butter few spoons
Curry leaves few.


Melt ghee in a pan and add cashew nuts. Fry them till reddish brown. Set aside.

In the same ghee fry curry leaves…till crisp.Fry pepper and cumin seeds. Let them pop and splutter well.

Dry toast the cracked wheat.

Now heat the well cooked moong dal. Add 2 cups of water and followed by cracked wheat. Cover and cook.

Once they are done, run the tempered items and remove from heat.

Garnish with fried cashew nuts and curry leaves.

Serve warm with pickles.


22 Responses so far.

  1. meeso says:

    lol… you got quite a lecture! This does look healthy and tasty :)

  2. prasu says:

    Delicious pongal dear……….I love all varieties of pongal……….ur pongal looks yummy yumm…

  3. VineelaSiva says:

    Nice and healthy tiffin.I love this upma.Waiting to see some more recipes like this.

  4. Sanghi says:

    This is one of mine and my dad’s favt upma malar! Looks great!

  5. kittymatti says:

    Very well presented! looks so good:)

  6. Thats very healthy and yummy pongal..quiet a easy one too…

  7. Priya says:

    Definitely a healthy dish, thats so nice of ur brother.. personally i felt that u r now boosted to make out healthy dishes coz of ur brother’s words na:)…even i need sometimes somebody to pull me down to come back with a bang:)(thats my hubby’s part of game)

  8. Ha ha ha ..Pari and you are so funny da. I too thought , you were having some race with a cheesy restaurant:)
    Pongal looks so healthy and delicious. Gotta try these healthy ones before I grow very BIG..he he..

  9. Healthy recipe. Looks so good. YUM! So colorful.

  10. Soma Pradhan says:

    nice Recipe..What is Samba

  11. Nandini says:

    Pongal looks nutritious! It’s totally different from the usual pongal!

  12. would like to taste it right now…such a healthy delight

  13. Bong Mom says:

    What nice brother :) BTW I made your chettinad fish fry, was delicious, going to make again and then post

  14. Anupama says:

    Wow… I make upma with godhumai rava but never heard of pongal with the same.. i’m sure your bro would be very happy now, not that indulging in treats like cheesy fries is not good (good once in a while for sure).

  15. hehehe, cheer up lady! Poor brother, he would have come searching for his favorite samba rava varieties in his darling sister’s blog and he didn’t find one, so…frustration…I understand why he has criticized the cheese recipes :)
    this pongal is something I have never done ( addition of moong dhal), sounds healthy and delicious!

  16. chakhlere says:

    My all time fav. !!
    Looks yummy.

  17. Mike says:

    good job. godumai dosai receipe please


  18. Sarah Naveen says:

    Yummy!!! such a comfort food!!!

  19. Valarmathi says:

    Looks healthy and yummy…

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