October 9, 2010

Bellam Pongali Recipe - How to make Andhra Style Jaggery Pongal Recipe - Naivedyam Recipes

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If you are looking for more festival recipes then do check Paramannam, Pulihora, Rava Pulihora, Poornam Boorelu, Curd Rice, Bobbatlu, Chana Dal payasam and Jaggery Rava Kesari.

Bellam Pongali Recipe  IndianDessert
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 4  

  • 1 cup Raw Rice
  • 1 cup powdered Jaggery
  • 1/4 cup Chana Dal
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dry Coconut Slices
  • Cashews and Raisins
  • 2 - 3 tbsp Ghee
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  • Wash the rice and chana dal and pressure it with 3 cups of water for 3 - 4 whistles. 
  • Switch off the flame and wait until pressure gets released by itself.
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  • Add the milk and cardamom powder to the cooked rice and let it simmer for 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and add the powdered jaggery. Mix well and cover with a lid.
  • Mix again after 2 minutes. Mix well until jaggery melts.
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  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry the coconut pieces, cashews and raisins to golden brown. 
  • Pour this over the rice mixture and mix well. Serve!
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  1. Hi Hari chandana,

    Dats a yummy pongal...



  2. Pongal chala chala bavundhi hari..

  3. Pongal looks great and must have tasted great as well.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. pongal looks so creamy. love this sweeter version.

  5. Yummilicious is the word for this Hari chandana...

  6. Hari, pongal looks so good and yummy

  7. Delicious and wonderful looking jaggery pongal..

  8. Looks delicious, favorite one in my family!

  9. A new version for me...looks very festive :)

  10. Hai! Thanks for visiting. Jaggery pongal looks yummy. I usually prepare this with moong dhal.Adding Channa dhal is new to me. I will surely try it out.

  11. simple and healthy pongal recipe.

  12. What a wonderul dish.. so yummy!


  13. Yummy and droolworthy pongal...love the click!!

  14. Pongal is looking Yumm......
    I had this once at my Tamilian friend's House.


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