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
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.