Sweet pongal-sakkarai pongal

Sweet pongal is a delicacy made from newly harvested rice. It is cooked with jaggery, ghee and cashew nuts and is offered to sun god during the festival of pongal.

Ingredients:

Raw rice – 1/2 cup

Moong dal/ Pasi paruppu- 1/4 cup

Jaggery – 1 cup

Cardomom – 2 pods

Cashew – 10 nos

Raisin – 10 nos

Ghee- 1/4 cup

Method:

Dry roast rice and moong dal separately

Pressure cook Rice and dal with 3 cups of water for 5 whistles

once the pressure released, mash the dal and rice well

In a wide pan add 1/4 cup of water and add jaggery. when it dissolves remove the impurities and heat the jaggery water in medium flame for 3-5 mins and add the crushed cardomom pods to it

Add the mashed dal and rice mixture to it. cook for few minutes till everything blends well

Fry cashew nuts in one tsp of ghee and add the nuts to pongal

Fry raisins in ghee till it popped up and add that to the pongal

Add the remaining ghee to pongal and cook for 3 mins in medium flame

Enjoy delicious Sweet pongal