Sweet Pongal

A typical sweet served at festivals in the South of India, the pongal's richness and sweetness matches any festival. The addition of cashew and raisins makes this desert even more lovable.


  •     1 cup Rice
  •     1/3 cup Green Gram Dal
  •     1-1/2 cups Powdered Jaggery
  •     5 cups Water
  •     1 tbsp Cashewnuts
  •     1/4 cup Ghee
  •     1 tbsp Raisins
  •     1/4 tsp Cardamom powder

How to make Sweet Pongal:

  •     Roast gram dal in a pan till it turns light brown.
  •     Wash roasted dal along with rice.
  •     Put it into a pressure cooker with 4-1/2 cups of water.
  •     Cook for about 10 minutes.
  •     Completely dissolve jaggery in half cup of water in a shallow pan.
  •     Remove the dirt by straining it and heat once again until you achieve one string consistency.
  •     Now mix cooked rice-dal mixture into it and keep on a medium flame for few minutes. Remove the mixture from the flame.
  •     Fry cashewnuts and raisins separately in ghee. Mix it to the prepared pongal and add cardamom powder.
  •     Sweet Pongal is ready to serve.

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