Wednesday, January 13, 2010


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• 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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