Those stars in the pics are arranged by my daughter ,and she insisted to take them in the clicks along with pongal bowl . I guess she is also learning to add props in the pictures . This is our life , crazy na but we ; food bloggers love it to the core. Without wasting time let’s start the recipe . Yum
1/2 cup Raw Rice
3 tablespoon split Moong dal
3 cup Water
1/2 cup Jaggery,crushed
4 tablespoon Clarified butter
2 tablespoon Cashew nuts/Almonds
2 tablespoon Raisins
2 green cardamoms , crushed
A pinch of Nutmeg powder
Few strands of Saffron
1/4 cup milk if required
Heat 1 tablespoon of clarified butter in a cooker and roast the dal for 4-5 minutes on low heat.
Add washed rice in it followed by 2 1/2 cups of water and cook for 3-4 whistles.
Open the lid once all the steam escapes and add milk rice and dal looks sticky.
Dissolve the jaggery in 3/4 cup water and cook on a low heat till the jaggery melts. Strain the jaggery to remove the dirt.
Pour the syrup in cooked pongal and let it cooks slow heat without lid .
Heat remaining clarified butter in a pan and Fry the cashew nuts, ,almonds and raisins and add to the pongal.
Add the crushed cardamoms, cloves , nutmeg and saffron.Mix well and serve hot.
Serve hot and enjoy !!
Celebrate Pongal with Happiness and joy !!
Serve -4. Cooking time-35 minutes