Friday, 31 July 2009

Sweet Pongal(pongali)

Sweet pongal is prepared to offer as neivedhyam to God.

  • Rice : 1 cup
  • Moong Dal : 1/4 cup
  • Ilachi powder : 1/2 tb sp
  • Jaggery : as per taste
  • Milk : 1 cup or more
  • Cashew nuts : 5 made into small pieces
  • Dry Raisins : 10
  • Ghee : 6 tb sp


  • Soak moong Dal and rice separately for 45 min.In mean time take a kadai, add 2tb sp off ghee.When it is hot add cashew nuts,raisins.Fry them and keep aside.
  • Take a thick bottom vessel and add 1 cup of water and 1 cup milk .
  • Let it boil .Now add moong Dal and cook for 3 min.Now add rice and cook.Cook on medium heat.Check rice, whether you are able to make into two with your finger.If needed add water or milk.
  • When it is 95% cooked add jaggery, ilachi powder and mix well.
  • When jaggery is completely mixed with rice, add fried cashews and raisins.On top add 4tb sp of ghee.

Mix well and serve.

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