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Godhumai Rava Pongal | Broken Wheat Pongal

healthy protien rich tasty pongal recipe
4.5 from 2 votes
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Course: Pongal
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


To soak and cook

  • 1/2 cup Cracked Wheat | Samba Rava | Dalia | Bulgar | godhumai rava
  • 2 tablespoon Split yellow moong dal
  • 1/2 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 cups Water

To temper:

  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper
  • 8 cashews
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cumin seeds
  • Few Fresh curry leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • Asafoetida generous portion


  • 1 cup Hot water
  • Salt - as needed
  • Asafoetida generous portion


  • Firstly add  cracked wheat and moong dal to a wide vessel
  • Wash and soak them with 1 + 1/2 water for 15 minutes
  • Add ghee to the pressure cooker
  • When ghee turns hot add pepper, cashews, and curry leaves; mix well
  • Saute till Cashew starts to change color
  • Add  cumin seeds and mix well
  • When cashew turns brown and cumin seeds splitter; add ginger. Mix well and turn off the stove
  • Finally, add asafoetida and give a good mix. transfer  the tempering  to a small bowl
  • Add soaked cracked wheat and dal and mix well
  • Furthermore, add ghee and saute  for a minute
  • Add water and mix well
  • Bring to a frothy boil. Make sure nothing is stuck to the pan
  • Furthermore, drizzle two drops of  sesame oil
  • Close the cooker and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Simmer to low flame for 2 mins; turn off the stove
  • After natural pressure release
  • Open the open and mash the Pongal
  • Add required salt and 1 cup of hot water; mix well
  • Furthermore, add the roasted ingredients and mix well
  • Cook for 3 minutes or until Pongal comes together
  • Finally, add asafoetida; mix well and turn off the stove


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1. Fine wheat rava can also be used instead cracked wheat, in that case adjust water accordingly
2. Pepper - cumin powder can also be used
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