Wheat Rava Pongal

Broken wheat also known as Samba rava / Dalia is a coarsely ground whole wheat which is an excellent source of fiber and provides essential nutrients.

It can be used to prepare pongal, kichadi, upma etc. This is a simple and quick breakfast option that is healthy.

Ingredients (Serves 3)

Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 15 mins
  • Wheat Rava – 1.25 cups
  • Moong Dal – 1/4 cup
  • Green Chilli – 1
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Pepper – 1 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch, finely chopped
  • Cumin – 1 tsp
  • Cashew – 6 to 8
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Water – 5.5 cups
  • Salt – as required


  • In a pressure pan, add ghee and fry the cashews. Keep them aside.
  • In the same pan, add cumin, pepper, ginger, curry leaves and allow it to splutter.
  • Add the moong dal and fry until light brown.
  • Add the wheat rava and saute well till it changes color.
  • Add water, salt, mix well and allow it to boil.
  • Cover the lid and cook in medium flame for 2 whistles.
  • Garnish with the fried cashews and the delectable Wheat rava pongal is ready to be served.

We had it with coconut chutney, sambar and it was delicious !!!

Key points

  • The water consistency and the whistle count may vary depending on the temperature its being cooked and the quality of the rava.

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