Sweet Pongal

Sweet Pongal

Sweet Pongal

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes
Cook time : 11-15 minutes
Serve : 4
Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients
Kolam rice soaked 1½ cups
Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) ½ cup
Milk 2½ cups
Pure ghee ½ cup
Raisins 2 tablespoons
Cashewnuts 12-15
Jaggery (gur) 2 cups
Scraped coconut ½ cup
Green cardamom powder ½ teaspoon
Nutmeg grated 1/4 teaspoon

Method
Step 1: Boil milk in a deep non stick pan, add 1½ cups water and mix. Add rice and let it cook, stirring frequently.
Step 2: Meanwhile dry roast moong dal in another non stick pan. When lightly coloured, transfer into a bowl, wash and drain. Add it to the pan with milk and rice and mix and cook, stirring frequently.
Step 3: Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a small non stick pan, add raisins and cashewnuts and saute till golden. Transfer into a bowl. When rice and dal are cooked, add jaggery, and mix. Add 2 tbsps ghee and cook.
Step 4: Heat 1 tbsp ghee in the second pan, add coconut and saute lightly. Add this to the rice-dal mixture.  Add cashewnuts and raisins and mix. Add green cardamom powder and nutmeg and mix well. Add the remaining ghee and mix well.
Step 5: Serve hot.

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