Jan 14, 2010

Enga Veetu Pongal

இனிய பொங்கல் நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்!


Looking back, sakkarai pongal (sweet pongal) was the first post in this blog! That was my thalai pongal and I had hardly learnt to cook!

It was the first time I made pongal and it turned out quite okay!! The above picture was taken this morning - Pongal 2010!

Delicious pongal recipe from my mom!

Ingredients
Raw rice - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 3/4 cup
Split moong dal/ Passi paruppu - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 2 tablespoons
Cashews and raisins - 2 tablespoons
Cardamom powder - 1 teaspoon
Milk - 1 cup

Directions
Wash the rice and dal.
In a pressure cooker, add the rice and dal together along with 3 cups of water and 1 cup of milk and pressure cook until the rice and dal is fully cooked and turns mushy.

Powder the jaggery finely. Add the jaggery and cardamom powder to the rice-dal mixture. Stir it thoroughly. The jaggery melts in the heat and gets incorporated well.

In another saucepan roast the cashews and raisins in the ghee until the cashews turn golden brown and the raisins plump up.

Garnish the pongal with the roasted cashews and raisins!
Delicious pongal is ready!

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38 comments:

  1. Happy Pongal Divya...your pongal looks delicious and lovely...I like the heading :)

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  2. That looks yummmy...happy pongal to you.

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  3. Pongal nalvaazhthukkal, Divya! Pongal super-a irukku, ma! :)

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  4. Hey thats really awesome pongal... Happy pongal dear ..just saw looking back pongal too ..u became pro now.. Lovely pongal.

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  5. Sounds tasty... I am not good with pressure cookers yet, about how long does it take to cook to the right consistency?

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  6. Happy Pongal to u...Pongal looks perfect and delicious!

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  7. Happy Sankranti. Pongal looks yummy.

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  8. Delicious sweet pongal,Happy Pongal...

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  9. Happy Pongal to you and your family Divya - I just ate my Sakkarai pongal too! Enjoy!

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  10. Happy Pongal to you n family Divya!! Lovely pic! looking delicious..

    Renuka
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  11. இனிய பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துகள் !!!! yummy pongal Div

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  12. Pongal wishes to you & your family. pongal looks yummy

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  13. unga veetu pongal super'a irukku :) Happy pongal!

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  14. happy Pongal Divya and Gud luck with your new blog Divya times :)

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  15. Happy pongal Divya!
    Pongal looks yummy!

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  16. Happy Pongal Diyva and thank you for the lovely entry. I love your new picture of sweet Pongal and after tasting this for the first time today at a friend's house, I will definitely try your recipe to recreate it. :)

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  17. Happy Pongal. Pongal looks delicious.

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    Regards,

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  18. Yummo!!I made Sakkarai Pongal too yesterday,though we don't celebrate Pongal as such!!Happy Pongal to you too!!

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  19. HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL PONGAL. The pongal looks delectable

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  20. Happy pongal to u & ur family DIvya...Sweet pongal looks delicious.

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  21. happy pongal and delicious sarkarai pongal

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  22. Happy Pongal Divya. Pongal looks yummy.

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  23. That looks delicious Divya, Happy Pongal..

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  24. Delicious looking pongal there.We didnt have Pongal this year due to a loss...But got the full satisfaction and a sudden craving after seeing the post.

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  25. Happy Pongal to you and your family Divya! The Pongal looks yummy:)

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  26. Wish you a very happy pongal Divya. Your pongal looks fantastic and inviting. :) hope you had a great festival. :)

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  27. Wish you a happy makarasankranti,pongal looks yummmy...nice presentation

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  28. belated pongal wishes... chakkara pongal looks yummy :)

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