Godhuma Rava Palakura Pongal – Broken Wheat Spinach Medley

A one pot meal that is nourishing and comforting using broken wheat, yellow moong and spinach is Godhuma rava palakura pongal. Ideal for brunch or lunch with a refreshing glass of fresh juice or buttermilk and you have a quick healthy meal ready for your family. On days when I am caught up with things and pressed for time in the kitchen I prepare easy meals like this with a salad and yogurt as a side.

Godhuma Ravva Palakura Pongal - Broken Wheat Spinach Medley

Godhuma Ravva Palakura Pongal Recipe

Soaking time: 15 mts, Prep & Cooking: 40 mts

Serves 4-5 persons



1 1/2 cups coarse wheat ravva, dry roasted for 6-7 mts

1/2 cup cooked split yellow moong dal (pesara pappu)

1 cup packed chopped spinach

1/2 tbsp ghee

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp grated ginger

1 tsp peppercorns

2-3 green chillis, slit length wise

1-2 dry red chillis, de-seed and tear

pinch of hing (inguva/asafoetida)

salt to taste

10-12 curry leaves

5 cups of water

1 Wash the wheat ravva and dal and soak them together in water for 15-20 mts.
2 Meanwhile in a heavy bottomed vessel or pot, heat ghee. Add the cumin seeds, let them splutter and turn slightly brown. Add the ginger, curry leaves, green chillis, red chillis and pepper corns and combine. Add the asafoetida. Add the spinach leaves and saute for 5-6 mts.
3 Add the drained wheat ravva and dal mixture and stir fry with the rest of the ingredients for a minute.
4 Add 5 cups of water and salt to the above mixture, bring to a boil, cover and cook on medium to low heat till both the dal and wheat rava are cooked. This could take approx 30 mts. Alternately you could pressure cook until 2 whistles.
5 Serve it as a meal by itself with a pickle of your choice, curd and appadam (papad).

Godhuma Rava Palakura Pongal – Broken Wheat Spinach Medley

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A one pot meal that is nourishing and comforting using broken wheat, yellow moong and spinach is Godhuma rava palakura pongal. Ideal for brunch or lunch with a refreshing glass of fresh juice or...


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45 Responses

  1. Kalyani says:

    Thats innovative Sailuji and looks mouthwatering :), will try it out sometime.

  2. Rupa says:

    great recipe…but the spinach is missing ….in ingredients …

    Oops! recipe updated.

  3. sheela says:

    thanks for good recipe i think its good for diebites people also.

  4. Latha says:

    sounds delicious and really healthy sailu! By coarse wheat rava do you mean Cracked wheat?

  5. Rajendra Prasad.M says:

    I am a regular watcher of your postings. Good job. Keep it up. May I suggest you to give us some old traditional andhra Items preparation through your site? we vl b greatfull. Eg: Dibba Rotti, Panasapottukura with Ava. I have a recipe which I got from my great grandmother. Can I send that to you for your readers. Its name is Kandi Vundala Pulusu. RP

    Sure do share your recipe, RP. Thank you.

  6. Happy Cook says:

    This is a dish i have never had.
    Reading the ingredients it has to taste delicious.

  7. Vaishali says:

    The dish looks beautiful and sounds very very healthy. Also, for me, easy to veganize- I would just need to substitute the ghee with some oil. I cannot wait to try it. Thanks, Sailu!

  8. vineela says:

    Hi Sailu,
    like your pongal.
    my mom makes weekly once pongal especially on sundays .
    thanks for sharing.

  9. Mythreyee says:

    Thanks a ton for this recipe. I have been looking all around this is for a long time.

  10. Hima says:

    Lovely recipe sailu. Problem in US is that we do not get that fine wheat rava here. While I was in hyderabad, I use to eat wheat rava instead of rice just to be healthy. After coming here, I can’t find it at all, not even in Indian stores. The wheat rava that we get smells odd.

  11. Suganya says:

    That is one bowl of creamy comfort. Is wheat rava partially cooked or raw? Because we get cracked wheat here, which is raw. Sailu, there is an incomplete sentence in the recipe.

    Updated the recipe.
    No, Suganya, its raw fine cracked wheat.

  12. Kaykat says:

    Ohh, I had totally forgotten how much I like godhuma rava, this looks so tasty! I especially love the peppercorns :)

  13. divya says:

    Hi nice recipe…I love pongal..Thanks for sharing

  14. divya says:

    Hi i am a new blogger, plz do see my blog and add in ur list..Thanks..

  15. SY says:


    Great dish!
    Very nourishing and power packed. I am a big fan of Pongal and love this idea. Will try very soon. Also not sure if I can leave comments about Suvastra here, but I really wish I could re-visit my childhood just to wear those grogeous ‘langas’. Good work!

  16. Miri says:

    I make this dish usually with mixed vegetables like carrot, beans etc – for breakfast – a bit runny like porridge… and then one day felt like having it for dinner , so made it with paalak and corn and as you said it was completely different and very tasty!!

    The pongal you made, esp with the hing is something I should try…


  17. Pooja says:

    Thats new dish for me , thanks for sharing sailu, looks healthy too :) .

  18. Laavanya says:

    That looks so creamy and great. Have bookmarked it to try.

  19. Uma says:

    Wow, what a great way to cook pongal. Looks delicious and healthy with palakura and wheat rava. I have to try this tonight. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  20. Delicacies says:

    That’s a neat recipe, Sailu! Shall try sometime.

  21. Mamatha says:

    I tried this last night and it came out very well. Doing pongal with goduma ravva is a wonderful idea. Thank you for this nice recipe.

  22. Revathi says:

    Looks indeed a comfort food. Wish I could get a bowl now !!!

  23. musical says:

    And this picture is nourishing to the soul! There is something about these simple, one-pot meals that waves the words like “comfort” at us.

    Thanks, Sailu-this post made me feel so good!

  24. Gaurii says:


    Really it is comfort food and a meal in one pot. to day only i am going to prepare this as i am having fresh palak.

    in the ingredient list it is written as cooked dal. but is it cooked or roasted as rava?????????? i am confused but taking it as roasted.


    Its roasted and cooked dal, Gauri. You can even cook the dal without roasting.

  25. Nanditha says:

    that bowl looks so comforting!

  26. Gaurii says:


    I prepered this one pot meal.it came out very well. everybody liked it at home. Thanks Sailu, thanks for one more simple and tasty dish.

    Still i am confused abt the cooked dal if it is cooked already why to or how to soak it along with rice???

    Gaurii, I roasted the dal and soaked it along with wheat ravva for about 20-30 mts. Alternately, if you have any left over cooked dal, you could add it to the during the cooking process. Hope it helps.

  27. geesam says:


    I used to visit ur site regularly. I tried this recipe, it came out very well. thanks a lot.This is my first comment.

  28. Gaurii says:

    same thing i did roasted and soaked the dal. came out very well. thank you.

  29. vj says:

    I tried the pongal today and it turned out really good. I like the pongal a lot. thank you

  30. Satish says:

    Thank you very much for posting the Andhra dishes. I love this site.

    Thanks a ton

  31. saikrupa says:

    hai sailu

    i have a douth regarding goduma ravva palakura uppama dish

    we needto ry both ravva and dal before soaking in water?

  32. saikrupa says:

    hai sailu

    i have a douth regarding goduma ravva palakura uppama dish

    we need to fry both ravva and dal before soaking in water?

  33. Ashish says:

    Hi Sailu,
    I love cooking and simply love your blog. You have the most interesting recipes and I thoroughly enjoy your style. Whenever I have some free time, I surf to your site and simply browse through the recipes, smacking my lips at the photos – keep them coming.

    You mentioned in one entry that you were in Vizag, so I am wondering if you are V. Sailaja from BHPV colony in Vizag.

    Loved the recipe I just saw – broken wheat, moong dal and spinach pongal – will try it this weekend.

    Please try to post more Andhra-style non-veg recipes – chicken and mutton. I’m crazy about Andhra food, having lived the first 20 years of my life in Vizag (even though I’m a Punjabi). My family – wife from North India and two kids – love Andhra food too, so your blog is a gold mine!!

    Best wishes,

  34. P Priya says:

    Hi Sailu!
    Thank you for the simple and delicious recipe. I tried it today and it turned out great!

  35. Laavanya says:

    I tried and loved this recipe.. Thank you so much Sailu.

  36. ilavenil says:

    Hi Sailu,

    I’m from Malaysia. Sorry to ask this question.
    Is wheat ravva same as semolina which is used to make uppuma?

    Please advice as i’m too eager to try this recipe.

    Anyway, i have tried most of your recipes and they turn out pretty well. Besides, most of my guests enjoy my cooking. I have received numerous praises from my guests whenever i tried the recipes that are shown in your website because they are very unique.

    My hubby loves my home cooked food notably the recipes from your site.

    Thanks a lot, Sailu.

    Keep up the good work.


    Your welcome, Ilavenil. Semolina (used to prepare upma) is not the same as cracked wheat. You can find them in most Indian stores by the name of Bansi ravva or Cracked wheat.

  37. ilavenil says:

    Thanks Sailu. I will look for Bansi ravva and shall update you when i have successfully prepared the food as per your recipe.


  38. Poornima says:

    Sailu gaaru, in the ingredients list above, it asks for ‘cooked’ pesara pappu. I’m assuming this is a mistake, but would love a clarification. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks.

  39. Poornima says:

    Sailaja gaaru, in the ingredients list above, it asks for ‘cooked’ pesara pappu. I’m assuming this is a mistake, but would love a clarification. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks.

  40. madhu says:

    Hai sailu garu, thank you for a good recipe

  41. ~Nilu~ says:

    Thank you for this easy, nutritious and tasty recipe!

  42. Meenu says:

    I tried this,its too good and healhy.Thanks Salugaru :)

  43. Meenu says:

    I tried this,its too good and healhy.Thanks Salugaru :)

  44. vani says:

    I tried this and came very good. Thanks for posting a yummy recipe.

  1. June 30, 2008

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