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.
 

Ingredients:

  •     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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