Cracked Wheat Pongal (Godhumai Rava Pongal)

As I mentioned in Cracked Wheat Pulao, Cracked wheat pongal is a recipe from my Amma’s cookbook. I like to prepare pongal as it doesn’t require much effort. Like Oats pongal, cracked wheat pongal is a healthy breakfast recipe. Image Cracked Wheat Pongal

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Soaking Time : 30 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Breakfast

Ingredients:

Cracked Wheat/Samba Rava/Dalia/Bulgar – 1 cup

Split yellow moong dal – 1/2 cup

Ginger – 1 tsp,  chopped

Water – 4 cups

Ghee – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as needed

To temper:

Ghee – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Peppercorns – 1/2 tsp

Fresh curry leaves – 1 spring

Cashew nuts – as needed

Hing – generous pinch

Method:

  • Wash and soak moong dal, set it aside (I soaked in hot water for 30 minutes)
  • Add ghee to the pressure cooker, saute Cracked wheat and soaked moong dal for 2 mins
  • Pressure cook cracked wheat and moong dal, along with chopped ginger and salt in 4 cups of water for 3 whistles. Switch off and Keep it aside

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  • Add ghee to the pan, when it is hot add Cumin seeds, peppercorns, curry leaves and hing. Once it splutters, add this seasoning to the cooked pongal and mix well

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  • Garnish with some roasted cashew before serving. Serve hot with any chutney/sambar

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My Notes: 

  • If you are using fine wheat rava instead of cracked wheat, reduce the water accordingly

Check my other Cracked wheat recipes,

Cracked Wheat and Oats Kozhukattai

Cracked Wheat Pulao

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18 thoughts on “Cracked Wheat Pongal (Godhumai Rava Pongal)

  1. Terry Robinson September 2, 2014 at 9:31 AM Reply

    Your post is really good to read. Amazing!!
    Thank you for sharing, I will post it on my Tumblr to share to my families?

  2. Esha Gupta September 1, 2014 at 7:51 AM Reply

    I haven’t had it ever, but you have tempted me to try it. 🙂

  3. Karen of MrsLookingGood August 31, 2014 at 10:19 AM Reply

    Have never tried Indian food for breakfast yet. Is cracked wheat pongal a regular breakfast item? Will you see it in Indian restaurants?

    • Traditionally Modern Food September 2, 2014 at 11:11 AM Reply

      Regularly Pongal is prepared with rice and you can see them in all Indian restaurant as a healthy twist I have tried with cracked wheat

  4. Nate Kidd August 31, 2014 at 12:07 AM Reply

    I have not had this before. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Aruna Panangipally June 3, 2014 at 11:55 PM Reply

    Like Malar, I always make Pongal with rice, but regularly eat cracked wheat instead of rice. Time to try a new dish.

  9. Malar June 3, 2014 at 10:50 PM Reply

    I have never had cracked wheat pongal, its looks just like normal pongal , thanks for sharing Vidya, will give it a try 🙂

    • Traditionally Modern Food June 3, 2014 at 10:56 PM Reply

      Yes Malar, I didn’t find much difference between cracked wheat and rice pongal. Do try it:)

      • Malar June 3, 2014 at 11:12 PM

        Sure Vidya 🙂

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