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Quinoa sweet pongal - Varagu arisi

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Total Time:
35-40 minutes
Serves:6
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
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Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup - Quinoa / varagu arasi
  • 1/4 cup - moong dal
  • 3/4 cup - 1 cup - Jaggery (or as per taste)
  • 1 cup - Milk
  • 1 cup - water + 1/4 cup - of water
  • 1/2 tsp - Cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp - Ghee
  • 1 tbsp - broken cashews or as needed
  • 1 tsp - Raisins

How to Make

  • Wash moong dal and quinoa.
  • Mix it with 1 cup milk and 1 cup water and pressure cook it for 2 whistles on medium heat. You can also cook it in an open pan till it becomes soft.
  • Open the pan after pressure drops and mash the mixture with a spatula.
  • In a separate pan, add jaggery and water and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the jaggery syrup, filter it and add it immediately to the cooked quinoa-dal mixture.
  • Mix well and cook it on medium - low heat.
  • Fry cashews and raisins in 2 tbsps ghee.
  • When pongal mixture starts bubbling, add cardamom and fried cashews and raisins.
  • Turn off the heat, transfer to a serving bowl and serve.
  • Recipe courtesy: Sara's Yummy Bites