Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Varagu Arisi Sweet Pongal (Sarkkarai Pongal) - வரகு அரிசி சக்கரை பொங்கல்

Varagu Arisi Sweet Pongal
 
This is a hit in my house.
Tastes out of the world.
Simple and Easy to make and delicious to eat.

Ingredients needed:-
1. Varagu Arisi - 3/4 cup
2. Moong dal - 1/4 cup
3. Milk - 1 cup
4. Water - 2 1/2 cups 
5. Pinch of salt 
6. Jaggery - 1 1/4 cup 

Ingredients for tempering 
1. Ghee - 3 tablespoons plus one teaspoon 
2. Cashew nuts chopped
3. Raisins 

Flavoring Agents:-
1. Elaichi Powder
2. Saffron 
3  Finely chopped badam 
4. Edible champor (pachai karpooram) -  optional

வரகு அரிசி சக்கரை பொங்கல்
 
Method:-
1. Fry Dal and Varagu rice slightly and pressure cook by adding water and milk.
 

2. Mean time take jaggery add little water and boil, strain impurities and make a thick syrup.


3. Heat ghee in a pan fry cashews and raisins till they turn golden.


4. Mix jaggery syrup to the cooked rice and mix well.
Garnish with fried nuts, elaichi, pachai karpooram and saffron .


வரகு அரிசி சக்கரை பொங்கல்

Not :-
Adding edible champor (pachai Karpooram) gives wonderful taste like KoilPongal.
 
Adding grated coconut to the jaggery syrup gives good taste.

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