Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sarkkarai pongal / Sweet pongal (with moong dal ) / version2

                  Wishing all my readers,friends and relatives a very happy Pongal.!!!
     Pongal is a harvest festival.Where the freshly produced rice is cooked with jaggery and served as a prasad for the "Sun " God.Usually, in our villages,pongal is cooked out of the house on  a earthern pot on a brick stove.Since sugarcane is harvested along with rice,it is also served as prasd to God.I have already posted sweet pongal.This time,wanted to try a new version.So used moong dal along with rice.I have also added coconut pieces to the pongal.This gives a crunch to the pongal.Luckily got some  sugar cane for this Pongal.Here,I have cooked rice and dal in a vessel,for time constraint issues,we can also pressure cook it.
 
 
 
Ingredients:
1.Raw rice               -        1/2 cup
2.Moong dal            -        1/4 cup
3.Jaggery                 -         1/2 cup
4.Milk                      -         2 cups
5.Cashews                -         2 tbsp
6.Raisins                   -         1 tbsp
7.Coconut pieces      -          1 tbsp
8.Cardamom pwdr    -          a pinch
9. Ghee                      -          3 tbsp
10.Water                    -           2 cups
11.Edible camphor    -            a pinch
12.Salt                        -            a pinch
 
 
Method:
* Wash the rice and dal well.:Powder the jaggery .
* Take a pan,add water and bring it to boil.Now add  rice and dal.
* When the rice and dal are 80% cooked,add hot milk to it.
* Cook the pongal well.It should be mushy.Because,after adding jaggery ,rice will not cook fast.
* When the rice is 90 % cooked,add the jaggery and give it a stir.
 * Add salt a pinch,to enhance the sweetness of the pongal.
 * Now add the coconut pieces to the pongal.I have also added butter for creamy texture.
 
 
 
* Meanwhile,take a pan and heat it with ghee.Fry the cashews till it turns golden brown.
* Now fry the raisins till it blows like a balloon.
* Pour the pan with cashews,raisins and ghee into the pongal.
* Finally add cardamom pwdr,edible camphor and turn off the stove.
 
Note:
* While cooking pongal.make sure it doesn't stick to the pan.
* Some times,raisins will become hard,if we fry it for longer time.
* Cook the dal well,if not we can feel the crunchiness .
* Tf you want to have more sweet,then can add 1/4 cup more jaggery.
* We can also cook pongal with coconut milk instead of milk.
 
 
Here is the link for my other version of sweet pongal.



 
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14 comments:

Chandrani said...

Very authentic and Delicious pongal..

Swasthi Blank said...

nice clicks Savitha! pongal looks delicious. Happy pongal

Veena Theagarajan said...

Happy Pongal Savitha.. Looks very yummy
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Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Happy pongal to you and your family. Nice presentation.

Biny's Recipes said...

very good presentatn....nice recipe

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and mouthwatering pongal. Perfect offering.
Deepa

Amrita Vishal said...

Happy Pongal ..love your sweet moong pongal

divya said...

Great & gorgeous looking recipe. Have a nice day. Happy Pongal & Sankranti.

ANU said...

awesome pongal....nice clicks...
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Priya said...

Wat a cute and beautiful presentation..

Beautiful and droolworthy pongal..My pongal wishes to you and your family.

Love to Experiment said...

The pongal is so perfect and the clicks I loved. Reminds me of the pongal celebrations at my friend's place.

Julie said...

Belated pongal wishes dear,yummy pongal!!
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Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Pongal looks nice. Lovely presentation.

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