Sakkarai Pongal

Sakkarai pongal is a sweet dish prepared during pongal festival along with VenPongal.
Below is the directions to prepare sweet pongal

Ingredients:
1. Raw rice – 3/4 cup
2. Moong dal – 1/4 cup
3. Jaggery – 1/4 cup(powdered)
4. Cardamom – 4 pods or 1 teaspoon(powdered)
5. Raisins – 1 teaspoon
6. Cashew nuts – 8-10
7. Ghee – 1 tablespoon

Preparation:
1. Dry roast moong dal for 2-3 mins and keep it aside.
2. Wash the rice thoroughly and pressure cook rice and moong dal together by adding 4-5 cups of water. Allow around 6 whistles in the pressure cooker.
3. Take a pan and add 1/4 cup of water. Add powdered jaggery to it and allow it to boil for 5 mins.
4. Add mashed rice and dal mixture to it and mix it.
5. Allow the mixture to cook for 5 mins, add ghee and cardamom powder to it.
6. In a separate pan, add a teaspoon ghee and fry raisins and cashew one after another and add it to the rice and dal mixture.

Tips:
– When jaggery melts in water, filter the mixture to take out any impurities in jaggery, then boil it.

 

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