Method of Preparation:
Add 1 cup of water to 1/2 cup moong dal and boil it in the pressure cooker until it becomes very soft. Roast rava (semolina) in 4 tsps of oil. Add two cups of boiling water and stir until the rava is fully cooked. Mash the cooked moong dal and add it to the rava. Add salt and mix well.
In 2 tsp of oil roast pepper. Add turmeric powder and asfoetida. Add cumin seeds, cashews and roast. Cashew nuts should not become too red or brown. Add the finely chopped chillies and ginger pieces to the mix. Add the mix to the pongal and mix well. Add 2 tsp of melted ghee to the pongal.