Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sakkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal ~ Day 13

Pongal wishes to everyone with a sweet / sakkarai pongal.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4-6

Raw rice - 1 cup, washed
Split Moong dal - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Jaggery - 2 cups, powdered
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Cashews - 8
Raisins - 10
Clove - 3
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Edible camphor - a pinch (optional)

  1. In a small skillet, dry roast the moong dal until golden brown.
  2. Combine rice, dal, milk,water and 1tbsp ghee and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.
  3. Meanwhile, dissolve jaggery in 1/4 cup water on a low heat.  Strain the jaggery syrup for impurities.
  4. Once the rice is cooked, mash the rice and add the jaggery syrup and mix well.  Add 2 tbsp ghee and cook on low flame, stirring constantly, for 5 minute.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a small pan.  Fry the cashews and raisins.  When the raisins plumps up remove from the heat and add the cloves and pinch of edible camphor.  Pour it over the pongal along with cardamom powder.  Mix well to combine.  
  6. Serve hot.

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