Gothumai pongal in Tamil – Broken Samba Wheat Ven Pongal

Written by: Kannathal chinniah

Wheat Ven Pongal
Broken Wheat Ven Pongal

Usually we make Ven pongal with raw rice and ghee. But this recipe is broken samba wheat ven pongal, which is a healthy, mouth watering breakfast for everyone specifically diabetes. Now let us learn to make this spicy wheat rava pongal.


Broken wheat rawa( samba ravai )- 1/2 cup

Moong dal / pasi paruppu – 1/4 cup

Green chilli – 1

Ginger – 1 tsp chopped

Ghee – 1 tsp

oil- 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Black pepper – 1/2 tsp

Gram dal / kadalai paruppu – 1/2 tsp

Cashews – 10 no.

Curry leaves


1. Soak moong dal in water for 30 minutes.

2. Heat a kadai with 1/2 tsp of ghee, add ginger and green chilli. stir for 30 sec., then add broken wheat and fry for a minute till the raw smell goes off. Add soaked moong dal, 2 cups of water ( wheat, water ratio is 1:4) and salt. Let it cook for 2 pressure sounds. For pot cooking you need approximately 10 minutes on high flame.

3. In a kadai, heat 1/2 tsp of ghee and 1 tsp of oil. Fry cashews, gram dal, pepper, cumin seeds till brown ( on low flame )

4. Now pour the tempered seasonings into the cooked broken wheat ven pongal.

5. Serve this pongal with coconut chutney.

Written by: Kannathal chinniah

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