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Pongal Recipe

For preparing pongal you need:

  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1/2 cup Green Gram Dal
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3 cups Jaggery (powdered)
  • 4 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp Raisins
  • 5 no Cardamoms (powdered)
  • 2 no Cloves (powdered)
  • 1 small piece Nutmeg (grated or powdered)
  • A pinch of Saffron
  • 2 1/2 cups Water

 

Method of preparation of Pongal:

  • Roast dry the green gram dal for a approximately 2 minutes.
  • Cook the rice and green gram dhal with 2 1/2 cups of water and 1 cup milk in the microwave.
  • Dissolve the jaggery in 3/4 cup water and cook on a low heat till the jaggery melts.
  • Strain the jaggery to remove any foreign particles.
  • Put the syrup once more on the heat and stir till it becomes slightly sticky.
  • Add the cooked rice and dhal.
  • Heat the 4 tbsp ghee.

Garnishing and serving:

  • Fry the cashew nuts and raisins and add to the pongal.
  • Add the powdered cardamoms, cloves nutmeg and saffron.
  • Mix well and serve hot.