Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sweet Pongal :

Sweet pongal is one of the favorite festival sweet in south India. The Authentic  sweet Pongal is prepared using Jaggery, But this recipe is modified version, made by sugar. As the name suggests it is made during the Harvest Festival that is Pongal.

  •  Rice 1 cup
  • 1 cup Moong Dal (actually u can add ½ cup but I prefer 1 cup)
  • 1-1/2 cup Sugar (If you are a sweet person, then can add 2 Cups)
  • Cashew nuts
  • Raisins
  • Saffron
  • Coconut powder
  • Ghee
  1. Cook Rice and Dal together with 5 – 6cups of water
  2. In a big pan add 2 – 3 spoons of Ghee and roast the cashew and Raisens and keep them aside.
  3. Same pan add a cup of water, saffron and sugar, bring it to boil
  4. Add 2 spoons of coconut powder, cooked rice and mix it well
  5. Add 2 – 3 spoons of ghee in the end and mix well
  6. Garnish with the cashews and raisins.
Swadh Tips:
  • You can slightly fry the dal with ghee before cooking with rice.
  • In the step 3 you can replace water with milk.

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