Saturday, October 12, 2013

Ven Pongal, Sakkarai Pongal, Kollu Sundal ~ Navratri Special Dishes - Day 8

For the eighth day of Navartri, the neivedhyams are Ven Pongal, Sakkarai Pongal and Kollu Sundal.

Regular Sakkarai Pongal is already posted, today's version uses both Split Moong dal and Channa dal.

Enjoy your pooja!

Sakkarai Pongal with Moong Dal, Channa Dal

Ingredients needed:

Rice - 1/2 cup
Bengal gram / Yellow moong dal - 1/4 cup
Chana Dal - 1/4 cup
Jaggary - 1 & 1/2 cup
Ghee - 2 tbps
Cardamon - 2
Water - 2 & 1/2 cup

Garnishing
Roasted Cashew nuts & Raisins

How to make the sakkarai ponga

Clean and soak rice and dals for 10 mins. Pressure cook the rice and dals for 2 - 3 whistles.

Cook jaggary in water to remove impurities. Then cook on high flame till it thickens a bit.

Once the pressure is down, open the lid, add the jaggary water to the rice. Cook in sim for 5 mins.

Heat a pan with 2 tbsp ghee, roast cashew nuts and raisins. Garnish to the pongal.

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