Sweet Pongal

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 20:51

Relish a sweet dish during the harvest festival of South India - ’Pongal’, and add delight to the festival.

Ingredients:

1 cup raw rice
1/2 cup green gram dhal
1 cup milk
2 1/2 cups water
3 cups jaggery powdered
4 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp cashewnuts
2 tbsp raisins
5 cardamoms powdered
2 cloves powdered
1 small piece nutmeg grated or powdered
A pinch of saffron

Procedure:

Roast dry the green gram dhal for a couple of minutes.

Cook the rice and green gram dhal with 2 1/2 cups of
water and 1 cup milk in the microwave and set aside.

Dissolve the jaggery in 3/4 cup water and cook on a low
heat till the jaggery melts.

Strain the jaggery to remove the dirt.

Put the syrup once more on the heat and stir till it
becomes slightly sticky.

Add the cooked rice and dhal.

Heat the 4 tbsp ghee.

Fry the cashewnuts and raisins and add to the pongal.

Add the powdered cardamoms, cloves nutmeg and saffron.

Mix well.

Serve hot.



First Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 20:51
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