Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ragi Rava Khara Pongal & My Weekend Trip to London

If you are in my friends list in FB,you might have know how much busy i was during this weekend.Yep i had a funfilled, super busy and a joyful weekend in London. Actually i planned this trip to participate in Blogger's buzz meet organised by London food bloggers, thank god my better half was kind enough to pay my eurostar tickets and took care of everything during my weekend trip to London.I stayed at Priya R's place and we had loads of fun together, actually Priya suggested me to stay with her when i was chitchatting with her about my trip, how wonderful she is na,honestly tell me who will say immediately come and stay with me,i have to say a big thanks to her husband too. Both were wonderful,kind,caring and i came back home with many more memorbale moments. Thanks Priya, am really blessed to get a caring sister like you.

I landed friday nite at st. Pancras international railway station, both Priya and her husband picked me at 10.45pm. Next day morning myself and Priya went to the blogger's meet, i met many more foodie bloggers like me. This meet was simply fabulous,well organised and we had a photography session with Jeanne of Cook Sister, a macaron baking class and a blog monetizing class. We had a brunch,lunch and snacks there itself,we also came back to our place with a goodie bag filled with many stuffs in it.Please do check Vineetha's space to know more about this meet, she wrote much more better than me about the whole day we spend together with many more food bloggers like us.

Sunday Priya and myself went to Stratford mall to meet Jagruti and Jayasri ravi,we had some chaat food together and we had a wonderful time four together. Then finally we went to the famous bakeware shop Lakeland to get some baking stuffs for me, omg i was completely astonished to see the variety of baking stuffs there and i was lost.I bought few but somehow i want that complete shop you know, god only knows how i loved all those baking stuffs.Seriously i went to London with a suitcase and came back home with two more bags.Finally my weekend went to faster and two days wasnt enough for me as usual.



Coming to Ragi Rava khara pongal, its very much as like rava pongal,instead of using semolina, i went for my  recent favourite ragi rava, else everything goes for the usual ingredients. But tastewise, ragi rava didnt changed anything and this dish tastes exactly as like our usual pongal. Some were asking me wat is Ragi rava,its 100% ragi grains broken into small bites as medium quality rava, actually  it is ragi semolina, some thought that i mixed both ragi flour and usual semolina, nope its semolina prepared from ragi grains. Hope i cleared their doubts here.Sending this filling pongal to my own event CWS-Ragi or Quinoa guest hosted by my dear sister Divya.


1cup Ragi rava
1/4cup Split Moongdal
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/2tsp Grated Ginger
2tbsp Oil or ghee
1/2tsp Cumins seeds
10nos Peppercorns
10nos Cashew nuts
Salt
Few Curry leaves


Wash the moongdal and take in pressure cooker with a cup of water, ginger,asafoetida powder and salt, cook upto 3hisses.

Meanwhile dry roast the ragi rava, once the steam goes on, transfer the cooked moongdal to a bowl, add enough water if needed to make 2+1/2cups of dal.

Add this dal to the roasted ragi rava and cook in medium flame until the ragi rava gets well cooked and the dal water gets absorbed by them.

Heat the ghee or oil, fry the cumin seeds, peppercorns,cashew nuts and curry leaves until they turn brown.

Add the tempered spices & cashews to the cooking ragi rava-dal mixtures, toss them well until everything get well mixed.

Serve hot with sambar or coconut chutney.

42 comments:

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Wow nice to know that I gas a wonderful time with the blogger friends.... post some more pic if u have.... Ragi rava Pongal is really very interesting...

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

wow aks what an honor :-) loved to meet you i must thank BB team for organizing this event and making it possible for us to meet. I am so glad to meet a humble and cheerful person like you. I did see your London prop in the pic ;), it looks super cute... waiting to see all your baking recipes with your new bakeware :)

Hugs
Priya

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Hi dearie, wow what a happening Sunday! I hope to meet you ladies one fine day!!!

That pongal is calling me!!!

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

looks like u had a whole lot of fun ; the ragi khara pongal looks swell :)

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said... Reply To This Comment

After seeing ur photo of lakeland , i too want to buy the whole shop akka..................

healthy pongal.......

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Nice to know that ü enjoyed very much... Btw, Pongal looks so great

Event: Dish name starts with Q till Feb 28th

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

healthy pongal for a perfect dinner....im sure my mom will love this...

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Invitng pongal... Guess u had a wonderful days, i can feel it from this post. Why cant u share a seperate post Priya ??!! :) Just an aasai :)

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Great to know that you had a superb weekend priya. Th pongal looks yum and healthy

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

Am so happy on that day akka...I think u got all ur baking stuffs...waiting to see more recipes from new baker wares...Ragi pongal is something new to me its looks so delicious...

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Nice pongal recipe and happy to know that you enjoyed a lot during your London trip.OHH..to sweet Priya R.

notyet100 said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like u had a nice time,,,:)
Pongal looks yum,

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

wow..delicious .Enjoyed the meet in london

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

U GUYS ENJOYED LOT HA....
N DIS LUKS REALLY YUMMY

sowmya(creative saga) said... Reply To This Comment

Loved reading your post..nice shopping..have fun with your bakes..nice and yummy breakfast..

Jaleela Kamal said... Reply To This Comment

nice to heard about the blogger meet and blogger friends meet. Healthy Ragi rava pongal .

Priyas Feast said... Reply To This Comment

super tempting ragi pongal..hope u had blast during weekend(of course,u did)

Lizy said... Reply To This Comment

this is so tempting..I wonder if I can get it here in Canada.

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Saw the pics in FB, i know u had a gr8 time meeting blogger friends,loved all pictures.. ragi pongal sounds yum,will try for my little one

Dipti Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

Waiting for new baked recipes!

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

I can see how much you have enjoy the meet in ur smiley pics priya :) Hope to meet you too :)and Delicious pongal..

Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like you had a good time.

HomeKreation said... Reply To This Comment

How lucky to be able to flee to London just for the weekend! I miss London too but too far for me to go only weekend.
How come your sister has the same name like yours?

Vineetha said... Reply To This Comment

Oh I couldn't stop laughing when I read about ur additional bags .... who can resist shopping aka...
..loved each single moment of that day ...u r the most enthuthiastic person ever...thanks a lot for mentioning about my post..umma..waiting to see ur baking with all ur new bakewares :)

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Yeah i got through FB. Your pongal looks so healthy and lovely

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Nice writing priya by reading I can feel how you might enjoyed.

PT said... Reply To This Comment

looks like you ladies had a wonderful weekend :) nice version..

Tanu said... Reply To This Comment

have been following your ragi-rava recipes and getting inspired to try something outside my comfort zone. these looks yummy... will try some of these soon. btw i love your token from London. its too cute :)

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like you had a lovely time Priya, the salt and pepper shaker looks so cute..

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like a fabulous trip indeed! It must've been awesome to meet other bloggers.

Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

Veinarde. Je ne connais pas encore Londres. Une ville à visiter.
Encore une recette à déguster.
A bientôt

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

the london props look so cute.love the healthy pongal too.very innovative.

Krithi Karthi said... Reply To This Comment

Was waiting for your post on your trip Priya! Happy to know you had loads of fun...

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

Happy to know that u had wonderful time there...yes.,Priya is such a lovely n caring person...U guys were so lucky, that u got chance to meet, great!!
Ragi Rava is new to me, pongal sounds healthy n delicious...

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

It is nice to know that you had great time in London. Waiting to see lot recipes with new bakeware.

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

By the way ragi kara pongal looks delicious.

Savitha Ganesan said... Reply To This Comment

Orey pogaya irukku Priya.Trip sema ya enjoy panni irukeenga.Indha saakula,US la oru sister irukkaradhai marandhudadheenga .Eppo vara poreenga Enga oorukku ? Ha ha ha vandha enga vetukku kandippa varanum :)

Vikis Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Happy to know that u gals had a wonderful time there. Ladies day out is a must for every lady. Love the clicks. Pongal looks delicious.

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious pongal. Thanks for linking it to the event Akka..

Madhumathi Muthukumaran said... Reply To This Comment

i was looking for ragi recipes..love this pongal idea.. I going to try your ragi upma and sweet balls recipe too ;)

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

Saw the pics in FB, you had a nice time. delicious pongal Priya

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely write up, i saw the pics in FB, you had a wonderful time...Delicious khara pongal sis...