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!
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
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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