Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Quinoa - Sweet / Sarkari Pongal

Quinoa - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Ghee - 3 TBSP
Cashews and Raisins - 5 each
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1 cup
Skim Milk - 1 cup

Cook quinoa with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of skim milk in a pressure cooker or on a stove top (Just like you cook rice).
Heat jaggery with 1/4 cup of water till it dissolves.  Strain the dissolved syrup to remove impurities.
Heat 2 TBSP ghee in a pan and add the jaggery syrup and let it thickens for five minutes.
Now add the cooked quinoa and stir on a medium flame.  Cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
Mix in the cardamom powder.  Fry cashews and raisins in 1 TBSP of ghee and add it to the pongal.
Serve hot.

Sending this to CWF event hosted by Priya.


  1. Cool idea using quinoa in sakarai pongal, looks delicious !

  2. Very unique and droolworthy sweet pongal.

  3. oh wow!! looks so perfect and yummy!!! loved it

  4. What a lovely idea.. looks delicious.

  5. What a delicious idea to use quinoa to make sarkarai poingal :)

  6. That's a cool twist to the traditional one

  7. very interesting n innovative..must try!

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  8. Now I can eat the sweet with less guilt. Its a lovely idea thanks


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