Cook's Hideout: Godhuma Rava Pongali

January 05, 2016

Godhuma Rava Pongali

Blogging Marathon# 60: Week 1/ Day 3
Theme: Festival of the month Recipes
Dish: Godhuma Rava Pongali
I have another sweet dish for the last day of this week's marathon. Sweet pongali or Shakkara pongali is traditionally made for Sankranthi. Coincidentally in Tamil Nadu, sankranthi is called pongal which is also the name of a rice & lentil based dish.
Wheat Rawa Pongali
My sweet pongal slightly deviates from the traditional dish because I used godhuma rawa/ wheat rawa/ cracked wheat instead of rice. I think fine bulgur will be a good substitute for cracked wheat. Other than change in the grain everything else remains the same as the rice based version.
Wheat Rawa Pongali
Moong dal is cooked along with cracked wheat either in milk or water or a combination of both and then sweetened with jaggery and flavored with ground cardamom. I used some coconut sugar and a little bit of jaggery in the dish.

Godhuma Rava Pongali
  • ½cup Cracked Wheat/ Godhuma rawa/ Fine Bulgur
  • 2tbsp Moong dal
  • 3~4tbsp Jaggery, grated (or use coconut sugar)
  • ¼tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 1cup Milk
  • 2cups Water
  • 1tbsp Cashews
  • 1tbsp Almonds
  • 1tbsp Raisins
  1. Soak moong dal in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat 1tbsp ghee in a pan, add almonds, cashews and raisins. Cook till the nuts are golden. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, melt the remaining 1tbsp ghee and add the drained moong dal and godhuma rawa. Saute until rawa changes color slightly.
  4. Stir in water and milk, bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat, cover and cook till the dal and rawa are perfectly tender.
  5. Stir in the grated jaggery, ground cardamom and sauteed nuts and raisins. Cook till the jaggery is melted. Turn off the heat and serve warm or at room temperature.
Wheat Rawa Pongali

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 60.


  1. Halwa (Prasadam) made with bulgur wheat is my absolute favorite sweet dish. I cannot wait to try bulgur with moong dal! Might try it out this weekend, as a matter of fact! Thanks for this yummy recipe!

  2. Never get bore of this healthy pongal, just serve me with some spicy coconut chutney can have it anytime of the day.

  3. lovely pongal, Pavani ! I have this bookmarked too for next week :)

  4. Not sure if my comment went through!..anyway I enjoyed all your festival dishes Pavani..this was is a good twist!

  5. Interesting twist to the regular version , and the pics look lovely .

  6. I was drooling over your pick ! Pavani
    Its new to me ,this recipe , but I will try it .

  7. This is surely a healthy version of the pongal, Pavani. Looks great..

  8. Whats not to like in this super tempting pongal, Pavani?

  9. I love the nuttiness of the godhumai rava in the chakkara pongal. Looks wonderful!

  10. Beautifully captured Pavani.

  11. Cracked wheat pongal looks delicious.Very nice clicks.

  12. Delicious looking pongal,I make it often for Friday prasadam,nice clicks.

  13. I love every version of Pongal but favor healthier ones like these.


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