Sweet Pongal | Chakarai Pongal | Pongal
In this day, we will prepare sweets as offering to the goddess. Special mention to be made of Sweet Pongal / Chakrai Pongal, which is prepared with dhal and jaggery sweet. Also, we will make a Thambulam with Betal leaves, turmeric, kumkum, betalnut, flowers and coconut. And offer this to women, who we meet to get their blessings and good wishes...!!! Wishing U all a very Happy Aadi Velli Festival...!!! Here is our festival delight recipe…:)
Rice - 1 cup
Moongdal - ¼ cup
Jaggery - 2 ½ cup
Milk - 1 cup
Ghee - 4 tbsp
Raisins - 12
Cashew - 10
Cardamom pwd - ½ tsp
Heat ghee in a kadai.
Fry cashew and raisins to golden
Remove and keep aside.
Roast moongdal in a dry pan, till good aroma comes.
Pressure cook rice and moongdal together with 1 cup milk and 2 cups of water.
Smash the contents.
Melt jaggery by boiling it in little water and take thick jaggery water.
Mix this with smashed rice.
Add powdered cardamom, ghee roasted cashew and raisins.
Stir well by adding warm ghee, until everything blends together.
Serve hot with crispy Vada.