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Sakkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal

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Pongal  is a harvest festival celebrated by Tamilians at the end of the harvest season. Pongal is a four day festival which usually takes place at January. This sweet pongal also called as sakkarai pongal is made from newly harvested rice.

 

Preparation Time: 15minutes

Cooking Time: 45minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • Raw Rice / Pacharisi – 1 cup
  • Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu – ½ cup
  • Jaggery / Vellam – 2 cup or extra as your taste
  • Milk – 5 cups
  • Cashew – 15
  • Sultanas / Kismis – 3 tblspn
  • Cardamom / Yelakai – 3
  • Coconut – ½ cup (optional)
  • Ghee – 2tsp

 

Preparation:

  • Take vellam and add 1cup water to it and boil and dissolve it
  • Grind coconut and keep

 

Procedure:

  • Pour 1 tsp ghee
  • Add moong dal and fry
  • Add rice to that and soak this both for around 15 min
  • Then drain water and put this in a pressure cooker along with milk and cover with a lid
  • Cook for 3 whistles
  • Remove it and keep aside
  • Then add 1 cup of water to vellam and boil, and dissolve it
  • Pour this into cooker over dal and rice
  • Take a pan and add ghee in it
  • Add cashews, kismis and cardamom in it and fry
  • Now add this into rice mixture and stir
  • Grind some coconut in a mixer and add to rice mixture
  • Pour some ghee over it for additional flavor and taste
  • Sweet pongal is now ready!!

 

Step by Step Procedure:

Pour 1 tsp ghee. Add moong dal and fry

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Add rice to that and soak this both for around 15 min

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Then drain water and put this in a pressure cooker along with milk and cover with a lid

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Cook for 3 whistles. Remove it and keep aside. Then add 1 cup of water to vellam and boil, and dissolve it

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Pour this into cooker over dal and rice

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Take a pan and add ghee in it. Add cashews, kismis and cardamom in it and fry

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Now add this into rice mixture and stir

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Grind some coconut in a mixer and add to rice mixture

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Sweet pongal is now ready!!

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Note:
The color of pongal depends on the jaggery you use. Use dark color jaggery for a dark brown color

 

 

 

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