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
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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