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ANDHRA SPECIAL SWEET PONGALVegetarian-Dish

Sweet Pongal is a kind of Jaggery rice, usually eaten during festivals.Very simple to make but spectacular in taste, the ordinary rice becomes mouthwateringly extraordinary in sweet pongal. The rice soaks up the milk, absorbs the jaggery, picks up the cardamom scent and takes up the generously added moong dal, cashews and golden raisins.



Ingredients

Raw rice
: 1 cup
Green gram dhal
: 1/2 cup
Milk
: 2 1/2 cups
Jaggery powdered
: 3 cup
Ghee
: 4 Tbsp
Cashewnuts
: 2 Tbsp
Raisins
: 2 Tbsp
Cardamoms powdered
: 5
Cloves powdered
: 2
Small piece nutmeg grated or powered
: 1
A pinch of Saffron
Andhra Special Sweet Pongal

Method

  • Roast dry the green gram dhal for a couple of minutes.
  • Cook the rice and green gram dhal with 2 1/2 cups of water and 1 cup milk in the microwave and set aside.
  • Dissolve the jaggery in 3/4 cup water and cook on a low heat till the jaggery melts.
  • Strain the jaggery to remove the dirt.
  • Put the syrup once more on the heat and stir till it becomes slightly sticky.
  • Add the cooked rice and dhal.
  • Heat the 4 tbsp ghee.
  • Fry the cashewnuts and raisins and add t o the pongal.
  • Add the powdered cardamoms,cloves nutmeg and saffron.
  • Mix well.
  • Serve hot.