Sweet Pongal

This dish is prepared on Sankranti / Pongal Festival. This is a harvest festival in South India. This sweet dish tastes yummy because of dal and rice mixed with jaggery. Offering pongal is a traditional practice in temples in South India.
Preparation Time
10 Minutes
Cooking Time
25-30 Minutes
3-4 People
Moong Dal
Cashew Pieces
Almond Pieces
Desiccated Coconut
¾ Cup
¼ Cup
1.5 Cup
2 Tbsp.
1 Cup
½ Tbsp.
½ Tbsp.
½ Tbsp.
1 Tbsp.
1.        Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a pan on medium flame.
2.       Roast the moong dal for 3-4 minutes.
3.       Add the rice and roast both for another 2-3 minutes.
4.       Transfer the rice and dal to a pressure cooker.
5.       Add milk and approximately 2 cups of water and pressure cook both.
6.       Meanwhile in another pan add jaggery and add about ½ cup water and let the jaggery melt.
7.       Melt jaggery till it is attains syrup consistency.
8.       Filter the impurities in the melted jaggery.
9.       Mix the cooked dal and rice with melted jaggery.
10.     Take another pan fry the dry fruits with a tablespoon of ghee to light brown.
11.     Add desiccated coconut to the pongal.
12.    Cook the pongal for at least 8-9 minutes.
13.    Garnish with dry fruits and serve.


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