Sweet Pongal

Sweet Pongal

Sweet Pongal is a dish that people consider the best offering to God on the auspicious occasion of the South Indian festival Pongal. This dish comprises ingredients like rice, dal, jaggery, and spices that make it such a mouthwatering delicacy to crave.

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Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins

Ingredients:
 ½ cup Rice
 2 tbsp Ghee
 2 tbsp Broken cashews
 2 tbsp Raisins
Method:
1

Add the yellow moong dal and rice together on a non-stick heating pan and dry roast them for about 4 minutes on medium flame.

2

Once done, wash the mixture well and strain it.

3

In a pressure cooker, add 3 cups of water and the strained mixture and cook for 6 whistles.

4

Let the pressure cooker cool down, and then mash the mixture well with the back of a ladle. Keep the mixture aside.

5

Pour 1/4 cup of water into a deep non-stick pan, and let heat.

6

Add the jaggery and 1 tablespoon of ghee into the pan and cook in medium flame for about 2 minutes. Keep stirring well until it mixes thoroughly.

7

Now add the mixture of yellow moong dal and rice, cardamom, and nutmeg powder, and keep stirring it continuously on medium flame. Once it’s cooked, keep it aside.

8

In a separate pan add the remaining ghee, raisins, and broken cashews and saute them for a couple of minutes on medium flame.

9

Now mix it with the dish well.

10

Serve this to your guests while it's hot.

 

Ingredients

Ingredients:
 ½ cup Rice
 2 tbsp Ghee
 2 tbsp Broken cashews
 2 tbsp Raisins

Directions

Method:
1

Add the yellow moong dal and rice together on a non-stick heating pan and dry roast them for about 4 minutes on medium flame.

2

Once done, wash the mixture well and strain it.

3

In a pressure cooker, add 3 cups of water and the strained mixture and cook for 6 whistles.

4

Let the pressure cooker cool down, and then mash the mixture well with the back of a ladle. Keep the mixture aside.

5

Pour 1/4 cup of water into a deep non-stick pan, and let heat.

6

Add the jaggery and 1 tablespoon of ghee into the pan and cook in medium flame for about 2 minutes. Keep stirring well until it mixes thoroughly.

7

Now add the mixture of yellow moong dal and rice, cardamom, and nutmeg powder, and keep stirring it continuously on medium flame. Once it’s cooked, keep it aside.

8

In a separate pan add the remaining ghee, raisins, and broken cashews and saute them for a couple of minutes on medium flame.

9

Now mix it with the dish well.

10

Serve this to your guests while it's hot.

Sweet Pongal