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January 12, 2012

Chakra Pongali ~ Sankranthi Festival Special Recipes

Ingredients :
  • Raw Rice : 1 cup
  • Moong Dal : 1/2 cup
  • Sugar : 1 cup
  • Ghee : 3 tbsp + 1 tsp
  • A pinch of Edible Camphor ( Pachha Karpooram )
  • Cashews and Raisins


Method :

1. In a pan, heat a teaspoon of ghee on medium flame. Add and roast the moong dal until light golden color. Switch off the flame and set aside. 

2. Put the rinsed rice, roasted moong dal and 3 cups water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles. 

3. Turn off the flame and wait until the pressure go off. 

4. Heat the ghee in a pan. Add and fry the cashew nuts and raisins. Set aside when the nuts turn golden brown color.

5. Mix the sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a vessel and cook on a low flame till the sugar melts. 

6. Now add the cooked rice, edible camphor, fried cashews, raisins and ghee and mix well. 

7.Cook for 5 minutes and switch off the flame. Serve and enjoy :)

25 comments:

  1. Pongal looks awesome dear...Lovely pics :)

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  2. Mouthwatering pongali.......hmmmm yummy yummy

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  3. Hearty Sankrathi Wishes to U..
    chakkarai pongal looks so delicious...well presented!!

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  4. This is such a yummy one...I would love to try it..U have made perfectly Dear..Bookmarking it..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  5. Lovely pongal!!

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  6. Happy Sankrathi wishes dear, pongal looks fabulous and delicious.

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  7. pongal looks really good. love your presentation. we use jaggery. using sugar is new to me

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  8. oh that such a colorful and delicious pongal...happy sankranti to u

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  9. Looking at all the pongal posts makes my mouth water. Looking forward to enjoying pongal over the weekend.

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  10. Nice pongal..we generally make it with jaggery. Happy Sankranthi

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  11. wow.. this looks totally different from what my mom makes.. she puts jaggery so its more mushy.. I loved your version!

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  12. Oh my gosh this looks absolutely delicioussss n lovely presentation n splendid clicks

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  13. i love this payasam very much...looks very good.

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  14. Nice pongal and beautiful clicks!!!

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  15. gr8 looking pongal.....my all time fav....clicks are making it more yummy....Happy Pongal..

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  16. beautiful pic, looks yummy with all that dry fruit. :) happy pongal / sankranti to you too

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