Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sweet pongal:

Sweet Jaggery  Pongal :


Raw Rice(ponni pacha arisi) 1 cup, Water 3 cups.
Moong Dhal 1/4 cup.
Jaggery 2 cups.
Salt 1/2 pinch.
Cardamom Powder 1/2 tbsp.
Ghee 4 tbsp.
Cashew 15 no.
Dry grapes 15 no
Freshly grated coconut 2 or 3 tbsp (as per taste).


Pressure  cook  the rice and moong dhal with 3 cups of water.

In the meanwhile add little amount of water to  jaggery and bring it to boil.

When the jaggery is completely dissolved , switch off the flame,add the cardamom powder and filter the

syrup and keep aside.

When the rice is cooked  porridge consistency add  jaggery syrup slowly and mix well  with  the low flame.

Stir it often because the dhal tends to stick to the bottom.

Let it boil for atleast 4 to 5 minutes ia a low flame.

In the meantime ,heat ghee ,add broken cashews and grapes till it become golden brown.

Add it to pongal and mix well and switch off flame.

Finally add the freshly grated coconut  and mix it well(optional).

Serve Hot..

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