November 23, 2010

Sweet pongal

Kartheeka masam is auspicious month in Telugu calender. In this month we prepare different kind of sweets and offer to lord Shiva along with prayers. Here I'm posting one of my favorite sweet recipes. This is called Sweet Pongal.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup of raw rice
  • 2 cups jaggery (crushed or powdered)
  • 2 spoons of cashew nuts
  • 2 spoons of raisins
  • 2 spoons of ghee (preferably cow ghee while offering to Gods)
  • Cardamons powder
  • Dry coconut grated 

Method:
  • First cook the rice keep it aside.
  • Dissolve the jaggery in a 1/2 cup water and keep it on the stove.
  • Once the jaggery is melted, strain it to remove the dirt.
  • Put the syrup once more  on the heat and add the cooked rice to it.
  • In the mean heat the ghee and fry cashew nuts, grated coconut and raisins
  • Add them to the rice along with cardamon powder.
  • Mix well and serve hot.
There are many ways of doing this pongal. Few add some milk in pongal, I too add milk but only 2 spoons of it . Hope you guyz found it easy to cook. This whole dish will consume 15 - 20 mins time in making. 

Chao Chao,
Vrinda.

1 comment:

Hooked on Memes said...

I'm going to try this recipe. Looks and sounds delicious.