Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Spicy Rava Huggi ( Spicy Rava Pongal)

Spicy Rava Huggi is a healthy  food and  we can have for break fast, lunch or dinner. Its light and easy to digest. Rava is also called as Sooji, or Samolina .

Ingredients :
Rava : 1 cup .( Medium size Rava)
Moong Daal :1/2 cup.
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Pepper seeds : 5 to 6
Jeera : 1 Tea spoon.
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Ginger : 1 Table spoon .( grated)
Turmeric powder : 1/4 Tea spoon.
Ghee : 3 to 4 Table spoons.
Coconut : 1 cup ( fresh grated).
Water : 2 cups.
Salt : to taste.
Wash Moong daal and boil or pressure cook for 5 to 8 minutes and keep it aside. Cut curry leaves, green chillies and grate coconut and ginger. Powder the pepper seeds.  keep water for boiling.
Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put 2 spoons of ghee and  put jeera and pepper powder to it . Put curry leaves and green chilies and fry for 1o seconds. Add rava ( samolina) and roast until the raw smell disappears.  Fry on low flame. Add boiled water slowly and mix nicely. Add ginger to the mixture and add cooked moong daal and mix thoroughly. Add remaining ghee and coconut to it and put off the fire and cover the lid and leave it for 2 minutes. Then  shift , cooked Huggi to a serving bowl and serve HOT RAVA PONGAL  with a spoon of ghee on the top with   curd or coconut chutney.
Note : Roast rava on low flame.   Can add cashew nuts while frying curry leaves. After adding moong daal to rava cover the lid  and cook the mixture for one or two minutes. Good for people who are fasting on special days too.
Serves 2 to 3 .

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