Saturday, 1 February 2014

Sihi Pongal /Sweet Pongal


This is one of  food cooked during  Sankranthi/Pongal festival.There are wide varieties of doing this sweet pongal,few uses sugar and few uses Jaggery.Today i'll be posting  one of
the sweet pongal  recipe using Jaggery.At home whenever i do Khara Pongal by default i need to do Sweet Pongal also,as everyone likes it a lot.I often do pongal for breakfast ,as this sweet pongal is very easy  to prepare i'll prepare both khara as well as sweet pongal simultaneously.A tasty and healthy filling breakfast.

Ingredients:
Category:Vegetarian|Cuisine:South Indian|Course:Breakfast/Sweets
PrepTime:10 Minutes(Inactive)|Cooking Time:20 Minutes|Serves:5-6

Moong Dal/ Hesaru Belle:1/2 Cup
Rice:1/2 Cup
Turmeric :1/4 Tsp (Optional)
Milk:1 Cup
Jaggery:1 Cup
Copra:1/2 Cup
Clove:2
Ghee:1/2 Cup
Raisins:11/2 Tbsp
Cashews:1 1/2 Tbsp
Cardamom Powder:
Nutmeg:Pinch
Pacha Karpura /Edible Camphor :Pinch

Method:

Soak Moong dal and rice together for 10 minutes.Drain water and keep it aside.



Take a pressure cooker,Heat 2 Tbsp ghee,add raisins and cashews fry till golden and keep it aside.



In the same pressure cooker fry moong dal and rice till all water content evaporates.Add Turmeric if you need yellow colour.Pressure cook with 3 cups of water ,1 cup of milk and cloves for 3 whistles.




Once pressure is released add remaining ghee,jaggery,copra,cardamom powder,nutmeg,Pacha Karpura ,fried cashews raisins,mix well and cook for 5 minutes.



Serve hot  .



My Notes:

  • I don't like it very sweet,so i have used only 1 cup of jaggery.If you wish to have it more sweet you can increase jaggery.

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