Quick Sweet pongal

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups - long grain rice
  • 1 cup - moong dal (without skins)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup - fresh coconut (Cut into small pieces or shredded)
  • 3/4 cup - ghee
  • 2.5 cups - sugar
  • 6 - cardamoms
  • 4 tbsps - raisins and cashews
  • 2 cups - milk
  • 2.5 cups - water

How to Make Quick Sweet pongal

  • Dry roast the moong dal on medium heat for 5-10 mins till it becomes light pink and a nice aroma arises.
  • Cook the rice and moong dal in 2 cups of milk and 2.5 cups of water.
  • In the meantime, melt 3 tbsps of ghee, fry the raisins and cashews on medium heat till cashews turn light golden.
  • Drain them and fry coconut pieces or shredded coconut in the same ghee till golden.
  • Set all these seasoning aside.
  • Crush the cardamom to powder.
  • When the rice gets cooked, transfer it to a pan large enough to hold it and the sugar.
  • Add sugar and cook on medium heat till all the sugar is absorbed.
  • Stir it often to avoid burning.
  • After the sugar has been absorbed, add 1/2 cup ghee and turn off the stove.
  • Add the fried coconut, cashews, raisins and cardamom powder.
  • Stir it and let it stay on the stove for 2-3 mins.
  • Best if served warm.