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I like Jaggery based sweets. My husband likes Kesari. I have tasted this Rava pongal at my friend place. I liked it. I was pretty sure it will go well with my family. So yes yes you are right I asked this recipe from my friends and it is very similar to Wheat Rava jaggery kesari. With the addition of moong dal the taste of this pongal is even better. Do try out .. you can even serve this as dessert. Happy Varalakshmi Pooja for you!

Wheat rava / Wheat Semolina - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
yellow split Moong dal - 1/4 cup
Salt - a pinch
Ghee - 1 tablespoon
Water - 1.5 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts & raisins - 1 tablespoon (broken rouhgly)
Cardamom Powder - 1/4 teaspoon


Wash and soak Moong dal for 30 min. Keep it aside.
If your Jaggery has sand or some dirt then Melt the jaggery with 1/4 cup water. drain the impurities and keep it aside. Mine was ok so I didn't do it Added Jaggery directly
Heat 2 teaspoon of ghee. Add Cashew, raisins and fry it till brown color keep it aside
Add wheat rava and fry till nice aroma released. 
Add pinch of salt, Soaked Dal and Water and cook it. I have pressure cooked it till 4 whistle.
When it is ok to open open it  and add jaggery mix well.
Cook at low flame till jaggery melts. Add milk and mix well Heat it at low flame till right consistency reached
Add rest of ghee, Cardamom powder and fried cashew mix well
Serve hot