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Jan 16, 2012

Sweet Pongal / Sakkarai Pongal!!!!

Hi guys!!!

Hope everyone had a great Pongal. I did!!! This was the first Pongal after my wedding and it really went well. I didn't screw up any of the dishes for a start :-) The only downside was that I missed being with my family (sigh)!!!!

What is Pongal without sakkarai pongal right??? I made the pressure cooker version indeed. But I am sure even with this shortcut method it tastes just heavenly!!!! This is an easy to make dessert for any other occasion as well. So here goes the recipe.

Ingredients:

Raw rice - 1 cup
Moong dal - 1/3 cup
Grated jaggery - 1 cup (adjust according to ur own level of required sweetness)
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Cashew nuts & Raisins - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 cup + 2 tbsp


Procedure:

1. Heat the 2 tbsp ghee and fry the cashew nuts and raisins and set aside.
2. Pressure cook the soaked raw rice and moong dal with 3 cups of water and the milk until the rice and dal turns mushy. It takes about 15 mins.
3. When the pressure is off open the lid and add the grated jaggery and mix well. Make sure the flame is on medium heat.
4. When the jaggery has completely mixed with the rice and dal, add the grated coconut and mix well again.
5. Now add the cardamom powder and ghee. Be generous with the ghee 'coz this really makes the dish really rich and flavorful.
6. Finally add the fried cashews and raisin and turn off heat.

Yummy sakkarai pongal is ready!!!


1 comment:

  1. Pongal looks yummy... my all time favourite..:))
    Reva

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