Low calorie Rava Pongal and Thengai Chutney - Mouthwatering...

Aha...Enna Rusi.and Its just a mouthwatering dish. My parents have come and I just want to impress them with simple and yummy dish. I know you might think, Its just pongal and not a big virundu, but still, its unbelievably a yummy dish. Its very quick and easy to make and your tongue appreciates surely appreciates.

Its not only Rava pongal which adds beauty, but with that Coconut chutney makes this a nice combination here. Usually, for Rava pongal, we use ordinary sooji but this time, i used Bansi Sooji which I never meant to. It turned out to so good and delicious. Okay! Coming to the recipe:

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Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Ordinary Sooji or Bansi Sooji - 1 cup
water - 3 cups
Ginger grated - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Sessame Oil/Nalla ennai - 1/4 cup
Pepper-Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves


1) In a cooker, keep moong dal for 3 whistles.
2) In a kadai ,pour 3 cups of water and when it comes to boiling stage, put the bansi sooji slowly and steadily and wait till it gets cook. For about 10 mts. You can see it mixing with water nicely and cooking.
3) After it cookes well, add the mashed-cooked moong dal , put the sale and let it cook for about 5 mts. Dont go anywhere while doing so.It may stick to the bottom without mixing it.
4) While doing so, in a small kadai, with 1/4 oil, put the Pepper,jeera and pepper-jeera powder ,curry leaves, Asafoetida and pour it on top of the rava pongal.
Thats it. Mix it well and serve with coconut chutney.

I bet it tastes well and also be a low calorie food. No need to put Ghee especially for Pongal or Rava pongal. WHen used Nalla ennai/Sessame oil instead of Ghee, will reduce the calorie and also be delicious.I bet this Nallennai is used in "Kai Endi Bavan" or Road Side shop.

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