Tuesday 19 March 2013

Broken Wheat Spinach Pongal / Cracked Wheat Pongal / Samba Godhumai Rava Keerai Pongal

A healthy variation to a popular South Indian Tiffin Variety Ven pongal / Milagu Pongal.


Broken wheat -1 cup
Moong dhal - ½ cup
Spinach - 1 bunch (cleaned and chopped)
Curry leaves- 1 sprig
Black pepper -1½ tsp
Cumin seeds -1 tea spoon
Ginger - 2 teaspoon (finely chopped
Green chilli – 1 (finely chopped)
Cashewnuts - 5 to10
Water - 4 cups
Oil -1 table spoon
Ghee – 2 to 3 tsp
Salt - to taste


Wash broken wheat and dhal.

Pressure cook the broken wheat and dhal along with chopped spinach, asafeotida, salt, half the quantity of cuminseeds, pepper, curryleaves in nearly 4 cups of water (adjust according to the quality / size of your broken wheat) for about 3 to 4 whistles or until it becomes soft.

After it is done, give it a quick mix.

Take another pan, add oil as well as ghee; temper with remaining cumin seeds, pepper, curry leaves, cashew nuts, chopped ginger and chopped green chillies.  Pour it over the broken wheat, dhal mixture and mix thoroughly.

Serve hot.

The best accompaniment for this pongal is Coconut Chutney and Sambar.


If you don't want to add spinach just leave that and continue.

Diabetic and those who want to have a low fat diet can avoid ghee and cashew nuts.

Also try my other broken wheat delicacy linked below:

Broken wheat Idli / Dosa Recipe
Sending this to HITS – Diabetic friendly and HITS page"

Sending this recipe to Southindian indian cooking event hosted by Simply Tadka and announced by Anu's Healthy Kitchen


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  2. Very healthy and delicious pongal!

  3. Lovely & Healthy Pongal I must say. Never added spinach in pongal, but moong dal combined with spinach is a wonderful combination. So I'm sure the recipe will be damn tasty. Great invention!!

  4. Good & Healthy Recipe. Definitely will try this.

  5. Damn healthy dish.. Good to have as dinner for ppl who are in diet :)

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  7. Awesome south recipe Thanks for linking with my event.

  8. Prepared wheat pongal without spinach. Turn out well. Tasty too...

  9. Can I do thus receipe with paruppu keerai?


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