Monday, January 14, 2008

kalkandu Pongal

Traditional Sweet Pongal.
This can be prepared as Neivedhyam due to the purity of Rock Sugar.
Milk Based Sweet Pongal.

Ingredients Needed:
1. Raw Rice - 3/4 cup (Roast for a minute)
2. Milk - 3 cups
3. Saffron - Little (This gives us rich colour)
4. Rock Sugar - Kalkandu 3/4 cup
5. Ghee - 3 tablespoons.
6. Cashew, Badam, Pista, Elaichi and Pachai Karporam (Edible Camphor) for garnishing.
Method:
1. Wash several times roasted Rice, add Milk, Saffron and cook in the pressure cooker till 2 whistles and sim for 10 minutes.
2. Make a thick syrup with Kalkandu.
3. Mash Cooked rice and add to the Kalkandu Syrup and keep on stirring till syrup mixes with the rice.(5 Mins.)
4. Add 2 tablespoons of ghee .
5. Fry garnishing items (Cashew, Pista and badam) in remaining ghee and pour over Pongal.
6. Garnish with Elaichi and Pachai karporam.
!-! Pongal O Pongal with Sweet Pongal. !-!

Happy Pongal, Happy Makara Sankranthi, Happy Lohri !

18 comments:

Daily Meals said...

Hi Menu Today! Happy Pongal to you. The kalkandu pongal looks delicious.

Purnima said...

Hi..Happy Pongal..thats truly delectable sweet pongal!!

Asha said...

Happy Pongal MT!:)

Laavanya said...

Happy Pongal MT. I've tried kalkandu saadham before (from Viji's blog) and we liked it a lot. This looks delicious.

TBC said...

Happy Pongal, MT. :-)

Prema Sundar said...

Pongal Vaazhthukkal to u and ur family MT. Kalkandu pongal looks nice.. My MIL prepares this but I didn't have a chance to try this ... would love to try it sometime.

Dhivya said...

Happy Pongal to you too and the pic's luk amazing :)

Pooja said...

Hi MT,
Happy Pongal to you too !
It is the perfect time to enjoy Sweet dishes :) .
thanks for sharing...
-Pooja

Bharathy said...

Nice nice to see you with PongalWishes!!!!..

HAPPY PONGAL,MT

Surprisingly didnt come thru much of pongal wishes this or dishes this time..

Looks perfect,MT..

I made pal pongal and sakkara pongal(in vengala panai) with kathrikkai mochai kuzhambu,thenagai thugayal and pasipparuppu kadnachu thalichthu for the day! :)..

Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,

Thanks. Wishing you happy Sankaranthi..

Hi Purnima,
Thanks a lot. Keep visiting.

Hi Asha,
Thanks a lot and wishing you the same.

HiHi Divya,
Thanks a lot., Keep visiting.

Hi Prema,
I think u will like it prema, try this pongal when time permits, Thanks.

Hi Pooja,
I am very happy to see your comment.Thanks.

Hi Bharathy,
So much you made, I like Kathirikkai Mochai kuzhambu. Have you posted this recipe earlier?? or not please post it soon.
Thanks Bharathy.

Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,

Thanks. Wishing you happy Sankaranthi..

Hi Purnima,
Thanks a lot. Keep visiting.

Hi Asha,
Thanks a lot and wishing you the same.

HiHi Divya,
Thanks a lot., Keep visiting.

Hi Prema,
I think u will like it prema, try this pongal when time permits, Thanks.

Hi Pooja,
I am very happy to see your comment.Thanks.

Hi Bharathy,
So much you made, I like Kathirikkai Mochai kuzhambu. Have you posted this recipe earlier?? or not please post it soon.
Thanks Bharathy.

indosungod said...

Happy Pongal! MT.
the ever tasty pongal, looks good.

Kalai said...

Happy Pongal Menu Today! Kalkandu pongal looks yummy!

Vineela said...

Hi menutoday,
happy pongal to you and your family.
i love chakkara pongal always.
vineela

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Belated wishes for you MT,Pictures llok so gud!

Vanamala said...

Hi

Happy Pongal

Lovely sweet .. delicious!!

Vcuisine said...

Nice photo MT. The consistency of pongal is eye catching. Viji

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