It’s Weekend, a second weekend in the month of Jan 2016 and when I say January, it’s pongal time all around. The classic khara pongal and sweet pongal recipes are popping out in most of the social media sites triggering my blog-sense to cook something in context with the festival. Back in my mind I had rava pongal where I can substitute rava in the classic recipe that uses rice. Co-incidentally I could find myself reading food-court section of Indian newspaper today, that had a long list of pongal recipes with a fancy tweak. Oh my gosh. Happy me!! So look forward to few traditional Karnataka recipes with innovative twist in coming week.
The best part of rava pongal is you don’t need a season or festival to cook it, whenever you are in a puzzle as what to cook for breakfast the next day, just think of this awesomeness. Because it’s really, really easy and doesn’t need you spending valuable minutes in chopping vegetables. Because rava pongal needs NO vegetables but has protein in the form of lentils. So go for it.
Rava pongal is mild with damn good flavors of cumin and black pepper. If you are like me you would love black pepper flavor in most savory food that authentically have to be mild in spice. We all enjoyed this version of pongal without any side dishes, but you can pair it with coconut chutney too.