Sweet Pongal

Sweet Pongal

 

 

Ingredients (Serves  8 – 10)

1. Raw rice – 1.5 cups, rinsed (I used basmati rice)

   Split mung dal / cherupayar parippu – 3/4 cup

   Hot water – Around  7 cups

2. Jaggery – 1.5 – 2 cups, grated (I used 2 cups packed brown sugar)

3. Whole milk – 1.5 – 2 cups

4. Ghee –  3 – 4 tbsp

5. Cashews and raisins – 2 – 3 tbsp each

6. Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp

Method

1. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan. Fry cashews, drain and then fry the raisins until plump. Drain and set aside. Now add split mung dal and roast for a few minutes until it turns golden.

2. Pressure-cook the roasted mung dal, rinsed rice and 7 cups of hot water for 2 – 3 whistles. Switch off. Open the pressure cooker when the pressure releases. Mash the rice and dal slightly.

3. Meanwhile in a large heavy-bottomed pan, add the jaggery/brown sugar and 1/2 cup water. Melt the jaggery and cook for a minute or two until it is bubbly and slightly sticky. Add the pressure-cooked rice and dal, 2 tbsp ghee and hot milk. Mix well and cook for a few minutes.  Add cardamom powder and the fried cashews and raisins. Mix well, cook for a minute at low heat and switch off. Add 1 tbsp ghee, stir and close the lid for 5 minutes. Serve hot or warm.

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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