Ven pongal is a popular South Indian breakfast dish made with rice and moong dal. This rava pongal is a variation of my ven pongal recipe, made with roasted semolina and moong dal. It is quite healthy and makes a hearty and delicious breakfast. Rava pongal can be served with a simple coconut chutney, sambar or gothsu.
If you like rava upma, then you will definitely like this pongal. The spices tempered in ghee adds a nice flavor to the pongal, so don't skip it. But if you are calorie conscious, you can use oil and it tastes equally good. Pongal is coming up next week, so try this easy rava pongal for breakfast on one of the four days. We enjoyed this rava pongal with coconut chutney.
Notes and Tips
- For a low calorie pongal, you can either make it with half ghee and half oil or just with oil alone.
- You can also add finely chopped green chillies for some spice.
- The moong dal should not become too mushy. It should be cooked until soft.