Dec 4, 2010

Godhumai Pongal

You need
  1. Cracked wheat – 1 cup DSCF1050
  2. Mung dal – 1 cup
  3. Salt – 1 1/2 tsp
For seasoning
  1. Vegetable oil + ghee – 2 tbsp
  2. Whole black pepper- 2 tsp
  3. Jeera – 1 tsp heaped
  4. Cashewnuts – 2tbsp (optional)
  5. Ginger – juliennes – 2 tsp
  6. Greenchillies – 3 slit lenghtwise
  7. Curry leaves – 12-15
To assemble
  1. Wash cracked wheat (godhumai ravai) and mung dal together.cooked dalia and dal
  2. Pressure cook with three times the volume of water.
  3. Break cashews into halves if using
  4. Pound together pepper and jeera to a coarse powder
  5. Slit green chillies, chop ginger into juliennes,tear the curry leaves roughly.
  6. In a  small pan, Heat the oil + ghee, add the cashews first.
  7. When they brown up lightly, add other ingredients for seasoning  with pepper powder in the end.
  8. Switch off gas and add the seasoning to the cooked pongal, add salt and mix everything well.
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    Godhumai Pongal
    Enjoy hot godhumai pongal with onion raita or sambar or chutney of your choice.
The nutri notes-
This is a typical south Indian version of the previous recipe - Dalia khichdi.This tasted very similar to usual pongal made with rice and mung dal.I hope this recipe helps people who enjoy south indian cuisine to include wheat easily in their diet.
  • The nutritional benefits of this recipe are the same as that of the previous recipe.This recipe is ideal for pregnant and lactating mothers, in case of gestational diabetes or anyone who has diabetes.
  • The recipe also benefits people who  need to increase intake of soluble fibre such as those with constipation or piles.
  • However, please refrain from using wheat based recipes if you have gluten allergy.


Mangala Prabhu said...

yummy.. I have not used Dalia before.. time to try your recipe out. Thanks for sharing!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Rajani
Merry Christmas and Happy New yaer

Padhu said...

Dear Rajani
Pongal with cracked wheat is really a healthy recipe.Wishes for a Very Happy New Year and thanks a lot for stopping by my blog and for your nice words.

anubhavati said...

Hey Ranjini,

I made cracked wheat pongal too and it was a hit at our potluck. We had such an amazing time as nobody knew that there was no rice in it!!!
Yours looks yummy too...


sangeeta said...

Hi Rajani...Thanks for dropping by my blog and your sweet comments.
Loved your recipes and the daliya khichdi you have posted earlier is favorite at our place . This pongal made with dalia is a new flavor for me and i would like to try this , right now i am in chennai and i had a very tasty rice n mung daal pongal here tempered the same way ....