Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Sankranthi ~ Chakkara Pongal



May Pongal fill your life with sweetness!
May the sun radiate peace, prosperity and happiness in your life on PONGAL and always! Like a bright and beautiful Kolam may your days be sprinkled with joy and happiness!
 May the Pongal bring in new hopes and good harvest for you!Wishing you a Happy Pongal!

I wish you all my Friends ,Blog readers &Visitors and everone  a Very Happy Pongal.

The best of South Indian dishes are relished during the harvest festival of Pongal making the occasion a gourmet's delight.So I want to let you Know about the preparation of "Chakkara Pongal".Try this popular recipe with love and share the dish with family and friends and have a blast this Pongal!!


Ingredients
  •  Long Grain Rice -1 cup
  • Moong Dhal -1/8 cup 
  •  Milk -1 cup 
  •  Melted Butter (Ghee)- 1/2 to 1 cup
  • Powdered Jaggery (Gur) or Brown Sugar- 1 3/4 cup 
  •  Cardamom Powder 1/2 tsp 
  •  Raisins 10 no
  • Dry coconut pieces-few
  •  Cashew Nuts (whole) 6 to 8 no
Method

  • Cook rice and moong dal with milk and water until well done. 
  •  Fry cashews,coconut pieces and raisins in ghee until golden brown and keep aside.
  • Take water and add gur (or brown sugar) and boil it until it dissolves and becomes thick. 
  •  Add cooked rice and dal to gur and keep stirring on low heat until well mixed.
  • Add remaining ghee in spoonfuls and continue stirring.
  • Add powdered cardamom and mix well.
  • Decorate with fried raisins and cashews.
  • Offer to the God & Serve to your Frends & family with a Smile and Enjoy!!!
Note:
  • You may also cook the rice and Moong dal with Water instead of Milk.
  • You can also Dry roast Moong dal and Cook.

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