naidufoodrecipes: October 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sweet Pongal

  Sweet pongal which is famous recipe in south indian and mostly available in temples. Also called as chakkar pongal in tamil.

1) Long grain rice – 2 cup
2)Moong dal– 1 cup
3)Fresh Shredded coconut – ½ cup
4)Ghee – ¾ cup
5)Sugar – 2 ½ cup or Jaggery - 2 cups
6)Cardamoms - 6
7)cashews – 4 tbsp
8)Milk – 2 cup

9)Water - 2 ½ cup

    1)Dry roast the moong dal on medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes till it becomes light brown and a nice aroma arises.
 2)Cook the rice and moong dal in 2 cups milk with 2 ½ cups water  3)In the meantime, while it is cooking melt the 3 tablespoons of ghee and fry the cashews on medium heat till cashews turn light golden, drain them and fry shredded coconut in the same ghee 
till golden. 
4)Set all these seasoning aside.Crush the cardamom to powder.
5)When the rice gets cooked, remove the rice and place it in a pan large enough to hold it and the sugar. Add sugar, cook on medium heat till all the sugar is absorbed. 
6)Stir it often to avoid burning.After the sugar has been absorbed add ½ cup ghee and turn off the stove.
7)Add the fried coconut, cashews, cardamom powder. Stir it and 
let it stay on the stove for 2 or 3 minutes And remove from heat.
 Serve hot.

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