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Sweet pongal (Chakarai pongal)

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Type of Dish: Rice dishes Desserts  Contributed By: Manju
Prepration Time & Cook Time
Prepration Time: 30 Mts
Cook Time:        1 Hrs
  • Raw rice-1 cup
  • Green gram dhal-1/2 cup
  • Jaggery- 3 cups(powdered)
  • Milk-1 cup
  • Water2 1/2 cups
  • Ghee-4 tbsp
  • Cashewnuts-2 tbsp
  • Raisins-2 tbsp
  • cardamoms-5 (powdered)
  • Cloves-2 (powdered)
  • 1 small piece nutmeg grated or powdered
  • saffron-1 pinch
  1. Roast dry the green gram dhal for a couple of minutes.
  2. Cook the rice and green gram dhal with 2 1/2 cups of
  3. water and 1 cup milk in the microwave and set aside.
  4. Dissolve the jaggery in 1 cup water and cook on a low
  5. heat till the jaggery melts.
  6. Strain the jaggery to remove the dirt.
  7. Put the syrup once more on the heat and stir till it
  8. becomes slightly sticky.
  9. Add the cooked rice and dhal.
  10. Heat the 4 tbsp ghee.
  11. Fry the cashewnuts and raisins and add to the pongal.
  12. Add the powdered cardamoms,cloves nutmeg and saffron.
  13. Mix well.
  14. Serve hot with vada,white pongal ..etc
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