Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sarkarai Pongal / Sakkarai Pongal / Chakkara Pongal / Jaggery Rice, a sweet dish


  • Take a pressure cooker.
  • Add 2 cups of washed raw rice, ½ cup of slightly roasted split green gram and 4 cups of water.
  • Pressure cook till the contents become soft.
  • Remove the lid.
  • Add ½ cup of ghee, 5 cups of grated jaggery and 100 ml of milk.
  • Stir and cook under low flame so as to get the contents thick.
  • Add a tsp of cardamom powder, 10 each of fried cashew nuts and fried raisins.
  • Mix well and serve hot or cold.

Glossary:
Raw rice – Colam rice / Pacharisi / Kachcha chaval
Split green gram – Pasipparuppu / Moong dal wash
Jaggery – Vellam / Gud
Cardamom – Elakkai / Elaichi
Cashew nut / Mundhiri paruppu / Khaju
Raisin - Kismis / Ular dhrakshai

4 comments:

Varun Gupta said...

Nice post on Pongal. Looking for more on coming days regarding Pongal. Wish u a very Happy Pongal Festival. Want to exchange link with my post.
Regards,
Varun

Kalai said...

thanks for posting sarkarai pongal . Will try on pongal days . Keep on posting more . Will post my feedback

myscrawls said...

Hi,

Your sakarai pongal looks yummy and delicious. Its my all time favorite. I have posted my version of the Sakkarai pongal in my blog.

Do visit my blog when u find time. Your comments are highly appreciated :-)

Tamil Home Recipes said...

Thanks for all.