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Sweet Pongal (Chakara Pongal) Recipe

Sweet Pongal (Chakara Pongal) is a popular Indian Main
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On :
Wednesday, 21 June, 2017
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 2 cups - Jasmine Rice
  • 1/2 cup Moong Dal
  • 1 litre Milk
  • 1/2 cup Ghee
  • 3 cups Jaggery (or Brown Sugar)
  • Saffron
  • 1/4 tsp Elaichi Powder
  • 1/2 cup broken Cashewnuts and Raisins
  • How to Make Sweet Pongal (Chakara Pongal):

    1. Fry the rice and moong dal in a pan until the moong dal colour starts to change.
    2. Boil milk in the heavy bottom vessel.
    3. When the milk has boiled fully, add the rice and moong dal. Keep the fire in medium flame and let it cook.
    4. Keep adding ghee to this mixture and also keep stirring.
    5. When the rice and moong dal mixture is cooked, add a few strands of saffron, elaichi powder and jaggery. Keep stirring till all the jaggery has dissolved.
    6. Fry the cashewnuts and raisins in ghee and mix it with sweet pongal.


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