Friday, January 15, 2016



Raw rice - 3/4 cup
Dehusked green gram splits - 3/4 cup
Jaggery - 1 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Broken Cashews - 1/2 cup
Dry grapes - 1/4 cup
Chopped coconut - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp +  1/4 cup
Salt - 2 pinches


Dry roast green gram splits until a nice flavour releases. Take rice and green gram splits in a pressure cooker and add 5 1/4 cups water.Add salt and 1 tablespoon ghee. Stir and allow water to boil.

Now close with lid and pressure cook it for 5 mins after first whistle.In the meantime cut coconut into small pieces. Take cashews and dry grapes and keep aside. After 5 minutes remove the cooker from flame and wait until pressure releases. Then open and add cardamom powder and jaggery.

Heat 1/4 cup oil in a pan. Add chopped coconut and stir until it turns golden.

Now add cashews and after it turns golden add dry grapes.

Finally add these roasted things to pongal and mix well until everything gets mixed.

Heat in medium flame for about a minute and serve hot.

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