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Instant Pot Godhuma Rava Pongal or Lapsi Pongal. What is Pongal?

Pongal is a filling breakfast made often in South Indian / mostly tambrahm families. Basically, Pongal has 2 main components – a grain and a protein. Grains were traiditionally short grained rice (grown extensively in Tamilnadu) and protein (mostly moong dal / Pasi Paruppu).

Ghee adds to the flavour, although of late I saw hotels in Chennai / bloggers referring a variant to separately as “Ghee Pongal”. It was amusign to say the least. Whether it is the world famous Iyengar Chakkara Pongal (Sweet pongal) offered as naivedyam to the Lord or Ven Pongal (savoury version), ghee was considered to be pretty ubiquitous.

Godhuma rava or broken wheat is a great substitute for rice when making Pongal. As it is, over the last few years, millets have replaced rice for pongal in our household – be it for savoury or sweet versions. Pongal with Vada is a popular breakfast combo too as are Idlis, Dosa or Upma.

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What are the variants to Savoury / Ven Pongal?

If you are looking for a crispy vada recipe with variations to made dahi wada and Rasam Vada, along with lots of tips and tricks to get it right, Priya has posted a detailed post.

What is typically served with Instant Pot Godhuma Rava Pongal?

Tips to get the best Instant Pot Godhuma Rava Pongal

I don’t have IP. Can I still make this ? Yes you can make it in the pressure cooker, the cooking time would vary a bit. Also, you need to watch for burning in the pressure cooker if cooking directly in the pressure pan rather than cooking it in a separate vessel.

The Pongal isn’t fully cooked in IP. What could have gone wrong? Soaking the dal in hot water for minimum 10 mins and using hot water to cook gets the perfect consistency.

What kind of Lapsi to use? Use coarse Lapsi / Godhuma Rava for best results. The smaller variety would make the texture very gooey and unpalatable.

I want to skip ghee to make this Pongal. Yes, you can use vegan butters, if desired. I haven’t tried skipping ghee for Pongal

Use hot water to soak the moong dal as well as cook the pongal. This way the pressure builds up quickly without BURN notice on IP.

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Cuisine – South Indian, Course – Breakfast

Prep time – 5 mins, Cook time – 15 mins; Serves – 4 generously

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What you need to make Instant Pot Godhuma Rava Pongal

  • 300 grams Broken Wheat (coarse variety – Godhuma Rava)
  • 75 grams Split green gram (Moong dal / Pasi Paruppu)
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP Clarified butter (ghee)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper corn (milagu)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera/ seeragam)
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida (skip for GF)
  • 2 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Ginger (grated)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp Cashews
  • 5 cups Hot water (depends on the variety of Rava)

How to make Instant Pot Godhuma Rava Pongal

Dry Roast the coarse wheat grits on low flame with half the pepper and cumin for 2-3 mins till a nice aroma wafts out.

Meanwhile, wash and soak the moong dal in 1 cup hot water for 5 mins.

For the rest of the steps, please watch the video below

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Instant Pot Godhuma Rava Pongal

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword Diabetic Friendly, No Onion No garlic, Pongal, Satvik, Tiffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Kalyani

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 300 grams Broken Wheat coarse variety – Godhuma Rava
  • 75 grams Split green gram Moong dal / Pasi Paruppu
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP Clarified butter ghee
  • 1/2 tsp pepper corn milagu
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds jeera/ seeragam
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida skip for GF
  • 2 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Ginger grated
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp Cashews

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is such a lovely recipe to make in the instantpot. I love it.

  2. 5 stars
    Pass on that elai here . Bisi bisi Pongal with chutney is what I now need for this chill rainy lousy evening here 🙂

  3. The World Through My Eyes

    5 stars
    The pongal looks so delicious – I want to grab that banana leaf straight off the screen. 😊 The broken wheat makes this healthier than the regular rice-based pongal.

  4. Preethicuisine

    5 stars
    Godhuma Rava Pongal looks super tempting. Traditional platter is so appetising. Loved reading the tips and tricks to make perfect Pongal .

  5. Jayashree T.Rao

    5 stars
    This is a quick, healthy and filling dish. Liked the use of broken wheat here instead of the usual rice.

  6. 5 stars
    I miss my IP so much here in India, I still have to get one .. Love IP way of making this quick breakfast dish, so good for busy mornings.

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