sweet rice pongal

    40 mins

    This is a sweet rice dish made on festival sankranthi/pongal in karnataka and tamil nadu.


    Karnataka, India
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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 cup rice
    • 1/2 cup moong dal or split yellow gram - small ones
    • 1 whole jaggery - square shape - one only
    • 2 tspn cardamom
    • 3 tblspn ghee
    • 10 raisins
    • 10 cashew
    • 2 almonds
    • 1 cup dry coconut

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. cook rice and moon dhal in pressure cooker and keep aside
    2. in a pan , add jaggery and little water and allow the jaggery to dissolve. take a strainer and strain the jaggery so that any tiny stones or unwanted particles are removed
    3. add the cooked rice, dhal and jaggery , dry coconut, cadamom in the pan. keep the stove on sim mode.
    4. heat the ghee on a small pan. add raisins and cashew nuts. once they turn golden brown, add this to the step 3
    5. add more ghee if required which enhances the taste. cook for 10mins and remove from stove.
    6. decorate with almonds

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     -  02 Jul 2011