Feb 3, 2015

Chakkarai Paal Pongal

Ingredients needed : 
  • Raw rice - 1 cup
  • Moong dhal - handful
  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Jaggery - 1 cup
  • Grated Coconut - 1 cup
  • Ghee
  • Cashews 
  • Raisins
  • Elachi powder
Method : 

Pressure cook rice and moong dhal together by adding 2 cups of water + 2 cups of milk , cook it for 4 or 5 whistle and once the pressure is released mash the rice well and set aside.. 

Heat a pan add jaggery + little water and allow it to dissolve well strain the water to remove impurities if any .. in the same pan add ghee + cashew + raisins + add the jaggery water + elachi powder + grated coconut and mix it well to this add mashed cooked rice + dhal and mix it well and cook it for few more minutes to this add more ghee and switch off the flame .

Note : Use Paagu vellam / brown colour jaggery , You get nice colour ..I have used yellow colour jaggery so couldn't get proper colour.

Made it as prasadam for Thai Poosam festival along with Panchamirtham


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