Wednesday, January 13, 2010


A sweet rice and dal porridge like dish.

  • Raw Rice – 1cup
  • Moong dal/ green gram dal – 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery – 1 cup grated
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Water – 3cup
  • Cashew nuts and raisins – for garnishing
  • Ghee – 4tsp
  • Cardamom powdered – 1/2 tsp for flavor .

Tip:To powder cardomom microwave it for 30 seconds at HIGH (it will puff up).Powder in a blender/mixie with a tbsp of sugar.You will get a fine powder with out any fibers.Try it and see!


  • Wash moongdal and rice mixture thoroughly.
  • Cook in a pressure cooker adding milk and water till soft.
  • Meanwhile grate the jaggery add 1/2 cup water, heat till it melts and filter with a fine sieve/filter to remove impurities.
  • Remove the cooked rice mixture from pressure cooker and add jaggery to it and mix well. If the rice is dry you can add more water to make it semi solid.
  • Add cardomom powder and mix well.
  • Take a pan, heat ghee and fry the cashews and raisins in it.
  • Pour the ghee with cashews and raisins to the cooked pongal and mix well.
  • Serve hot.


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