Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sakkari Pongal | Sweet Poganl | Pongal Festival Recipe

Pongal is a famous Indian festival . Its a harvest festival and thanking sun god.In Tamil the word "Pongal" means "Overflowing" which signifies abundance and prosperity .This sakkari Pongal or sweet pongal is made out of the freshly harvested rice, cooked with jaggery and ghee.

Raw rice                           1/2 cup

Moong dal                        3 tbsp

Jaggery                             1/2 cup

Water                                2 -21/2 cups

Cashew                            2 -6 Nos

Raisins                            2 -3 Nos

Ghee                              2 tbsp

Cardamom powder        a pinch

Salt                                a pinch


Dry roast the moong dal and keep aside. Pressure cook the rice along with dal, salt and water.Once it done mash it well.

Heat the powdered  jaggery with water just to immerse level.Bring it to boil and let all the jaggery dissolve in water.

Strain it with the filter to remove impurities .Add it to the rice and cook well in a medium flame.Add 1/2 cup of milk or water if its dry while cooking.

In a separate pan heat ghee , fry the cashews and raisins . Pour it over the rice  ,add cardamom  powder and mix well.

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