Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Happy Pongal

Since today is the new year I thought I would do the posting of my 1st recipe.

Chakara Pongal


3/4 cups raw rice
1/4 cup green gram dal(mung dal)
2 cups powdered jaggery
4 tablespoons ghee or clarified butter
a pinch of cardamom powder


1. cook the rice and dal with 2 cups water in the pressure cooker.
2. when completely cooked remove.
3. keep 1/2 cup water in a dekchi and add the jaggery.
4. when it becomes slightly thick add the cooked rice and dal mixture.
5. keep stirring well till the mixture becomes thick.
6. Add the ghee as and when required.
7. Add the cardamom powder and remove from fire.

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