Thursday, 15 January 2015

SWEET PONGAL

WISHING ALL MY READERS A VERY HAPPY PONGAL !!!!
























Kolams drawn in front of the house on PONGAL festival.

I would like to share this link which gives a complete description of the festival.
http://www.pongalfestival.org/


 Sweet pongal is a sweet dish prepared on PONGAL festival. 
Pongal is  the harvest festival celebrated in India.


INGREDIENTS

1 cup rice
1 cup green gram dal/moong dal
1 cup fresh grated coconut
2 cups gur/jaggery
1/2 cup ghee
cashewnuts and raisins
cardamom powder

METHOD


  • Heat 2 tbsp of ghee and roast the dal to a golden brown colour. 
  • Add the rice. Mix well.

  • Add about 5 cups of water and pressure till the rice becomes soft.
  • Heat 1 sp of ghee and add the dry fruits.
  • Add the rice dal mixture, grated coconut , jaggery and ghee.
  • Keep mixing on a medium flame till it forms a semi solid mass.
  • Sprinkle cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Serve hot.
    ENJOY HOT SWEET PONGAL






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