Monday, 13 January 2014

sakkarai pongal/Sweet pongal

                      sakkarai pongal/Sweet pongal









Pongal is a four day long harvest festival celebrating in Tamilnadu.

First day:Bhogi pongal:The old clothes and materials are thrown away and fired marking a new beginning
Second day:Pongal day:Celebrating with boiling the milk in the early morning and allowing it to boil over the vessel.
Third day:Mattu pongal:Thanks giving day to cows and buffaloes
Fourth day:Kanam pongal:This day is dedicated to God Sun.People decorates their houses with Kolam.

I love to eate sweet pongal.I dont like any sweets except this one and palkovai.Rice and moongdal with jaggery,cardamom and ghee will make this dish more tasty.I prefer less sweetness you can add more.

                                           Wishing you all a Happy pongal!




Ingredients:


Raw rice:1/2 cup
Moongdal/cherupayar parippu/pasiparuppu:1/4 cup
Jaggery/sarkkara:1/2 cup
Cardamom powder:A pinch
Kismis:1 tblspn
Cashew nuts:1 tblspn
Ghee:2 tblspn + 1 tspn
Water:As required

Method:


  • Dissolve jaggery in hot water.Stir it well until all the lumps get dissolved.Keep it aside.
  • Heat the pan with 1 tspn of ghee.Fry both cashewnuts and kismis.
  • In a Pressure pan dry roast moong dal and then add rice to it.
  • Add enough water and cook it well.
  • Mash it well and add jaggery syrup.
  • When it starts getting dry add ghee.
  • Stir it well and add fried cashews and kismis

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