Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sweet Pongal Recipe

Double your Pongal celebrations by making this yummy recipe.


» 1 cup Raw Rice
» 1/2 cup Green Gram Dal
» 1 cup Milk
» 3 cups Jaggery (powdered)
» 4 tbsp Ghee
» 2 tbsp Cashewnuts
» 2 tbsp Raisins
» 5 no Cardamoms (powdered)
» 2 no Cloves (powdered)
» 1 small piece Nutmeg (grated or powdered)
» A pinch of Saffron
» 2 1/2 cups Water


1. Roast dry the green gram dal for a couple of minutes. 
2. Cook the rice and green gram dhal with 2 1/2 cups of water and 1 cup milk in the microwave and set aside. 
3. Dissolve the jaggery in 3/4 cup water and cook on a low heat till the jaggery melts. 
4. Strain the jaggery to remove the dirt. 
5. Put the syrup once more on the heat and stir till it becomes slightly sticky. 
6. Add the cooked rice and dhal. 
7. Heat the 4 tbsp ghee. 
8. Fry the cashewnuts and raisins and add to the pongal. 
9. Add the powdered cardamoms, cloves nutmeg and saffron.
10. Mix well and serve hot.


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