Samba rava pongal / Broken wheat pongal

Written by: 7aumsuvai
Ven pongal is one of the popular breakfast items in Tamil Nadu. Normally raw rice is used for preparing pongal but here I tried wheat rava / samba rava / cracked wheat. It was delicious than normal pongal. Try it out and you will really enjoy the new taste. I have already posted rava pongal, oats pongal and seeraga samba ven pongal.
Broken wheat pongal
      • 1 cup - Samba rava / wheat rava / cracked wheat
      • 1/2 cup - Split green gram / paasi paruppu / moong dal
      • 2 nos - Garlic (chopped)
      • 2 tsp - Ginger (chopped)
      • 3 cups - Water
      • 2 to 3 tbsp - Ghee
      • Salt to taste
      • 1 1/2 tbsp – Oil
      • 1 tbsp – Cumin seeds
      • 1 ¼  tsp – Peppercorns
      • 10 nos –  Fresh curry leaves
      • 10 nos – Cashew nuts
      • 2 pinches – Asafoetida
Broken wheat pongal or samba rava pongal process
Preparation method:
  1. Wash and soak moong dal for at least ½ hour, set it aside. Wash wheat rava in water 1 or 2 times.
  2. Pressure cook wheat rava and moong dal along with chopped garlic, ginger and salt in 3 cups of water for up to 2 or 3 whistle or until well cooked. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add jeera, peppercorns, cashew nuts, curry leaves and asafoetida. Once it splutters, add this seasoning to the cooked wheat rava and moong dal mixtures and mix well to blend.
  4. Finally add ghee on the top before serving and mix well. Serve hot with sambar, coconut chutney and yummy uluntha vadai.
Broken wheat pongal
  • I used very fine wheat rava in this recipe, which cooks very fast.
  • Quantity of water, depends on the size of wheat rava you are using.
 Broken wheat pongal


  1. delicious and healthy... looks too good..

  2. very healthy n nutritious pongal,looks yummm :)


  3. Am ready to finish that whole platter rite now, pongal is just inviting me.


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