Sweet Pongal
Written by Jayashree
Published on March 6, 2015
Holi, the festival of colours marks the arrival of spring. It is the time when we love to celebrate the beautiful season, which soon ends giving us the worse summer. This festival is celebrated throughout the country, though the spirit of the festival has dwindled these days. What was once a colourful play with each one immersed in pink and blue , is now reduced to a mere touch of it. Well, change is the only thing constant, I enjoying seeing the kids running splashing colours on each other. Happy Holi to all of you !

Food plays an important role during this festival. Different kinds of sweets and savouries are prepared and many people prepare a drink called as thandai.  Today, as part of the holi special blog and  also the blog hop which happens to be our theme, I present to you a sweet dish “Pongal ” This is a traditional dish which is very popular in south india.
                               PONGAL
Pongal is prepared using moong dal and rice . This is a sweet dish which I have prepared using sugar. It can also be prepared using jaggery and is equally good.

INGREDIENTS :

  • moong dal 1cup
  • rice 1 cup
  • sugar 2 cup
  • ghee 1/2 cup
  • cashewnuts  8
  • saffron a few strands

METHOD :

  • Wash the rice and moong dal and put them in a pan with adequate quantity of water. Add a little ghee to it and pressure cook it for three whistles.
  • Put the saffron in warm milk and keep aside.
  • Remove and put the cooked mixture in a pan. Let cook for a while. Add ghee and sugar and mix well.
  • Allow the sugar to blend well and check the consistency.If need ,aadd water. Add the saffron to it.
  • Saute cashewnuts in a little ghee and add to it.
  • Sweet Pongal is ready to serve.

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16 Comments

  1. farin ahmed

    Yummy and delicious dear

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Farin Ahmed for the visit and the appreciation.

      Reply
  2. Ritu Ahuja

    It looks yummy 🙂

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Ritu. Glad to have you.

      Reply
  3. shubha

    Wonderful preparation!!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Shubha

      Reply
  4. Jeena

    Yummmm, My fav…. Looks tempting

    Reply
  5. marudhuskitchenm

    love pongal always..specially the the version …tempting

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much dear Vani

      Reply
  6. Anu Nagaraja

    delicious dear Jayashree! we love sweet pongal as a family. After re-living Holi through your write-up, I am craving for this yummy sweet of yours with glistening golden cashews right now 🙂 mm lovely.

    Reply
  7. Padma

    Looks very delicious..It’s my favourite, especially the temple prasadam:)…You reminded me and now I feel like having it:)

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much dear Padma

      Reply
  8. Gauri

    This looks great! I recently made sweet pongal with jaggery 🙂

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much dear Gauri. Glad you liked it.

      Reply
  9. farin ahmed

    Looks very delicious dear!!! my favourite pongal

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much dear Farin

      Reply

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