Sunday, 12 February 2012


Raw Rice - 1 cup
Green Gram Dhal (Moong Dhal) - 1/4 cup
Jaggery (powdered) - 1 1/2cups
Thick coconut milk- 1/2 cup
Cardamom (powdered) - 4
Cashewnuts - 15
Raisins -15
Coconut pieces (cubed) - 5Tbsps
Ghee – 1/4 cup

  1. Wash the dhal and rice separately and pressure cook along with 4 cups of water till soft.
  2. Dissolve jaggery in 1/4 cup of water and strain.
  3. To the cooked dhal and rice add the jaggery and continue to cook till the mixture is thick.
  4. Add the coconut milk and cook for 2 – 3 minutes stirring all the way.
  5. Finally just before removing from stove add 2 Tbsp of ghee and cardamom powder.
  6. Heat the remaining ghee and fry the cashewnuts and raisins , add to the pongal and fry the coconut pieces in the remaining ghee.
  7. Serve sweet pongal garnished with fried coconut pieces.

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