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Cracked Wheat Pongal

Spiced Rice dish made from Cracked Wheat & Spinach

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

Healthy & tasty South Indian Rice dish.

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 1 cup coarse Cracked Wheat Rava
    • 1/2 cup Yellow Moong dal
    • 1 cup chopped Spinach (Palak)
    • 2 tbsp Ghee (clarified Butter)
    • 2 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
    • 2 tsp grated Ginger
    • 2 tsp Black Peppercorns
    • 10 Cashew nuts (optional)
    • 3-4 Green chillis, slit length wise
    • pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
    • salt to taste
    • 1 sprig Curry leaves
    • 4 cups of water


    1. Twice wash Wheat Rava and dal and soak them together in water for 15 mins. Drain & keep aside.
    2. In a heavy bottomed pan add Ghee. To this add the cumin seeds.
    3. When they turn slightly brown, add Hing, Ginger, Curry leaves, Green chillis, Pepper corns & Spinach leaves and saute for 5 mins.
    4. Add the Wheat Rava and dal mixture and stir fry for 2-3 mins. Add 5 cups of Water and Salt. Pressure cook until 2 whistles. Serve hot.



    An easy nd quick recipe . Thank U .