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Dry Fruits Pongal

Published under: Pongal

A special recipe for the Pongal festival with dry fruits.


Note: image is for illustration purposes only and not that of the actual recipe.

Raw Rice – 2 cups
Moong Dal – 1 cup
Milk – 2 cups, boiled
Ghee – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 2 cups
Almonds – 1 tblsp, fried in little ghee
Cashew Nuts – 1 tblsp, fried in little ghee
Raisins – 1 tblsp
Walnuts – 2 tsp
Cardamoms – little, fried in little ghee
Saffron Strands – little
Dry Cherries – few

1. Dry roast the moong dal for a minute or until golden.
2. Combine this with the rice and wash well.
3. Transfer to a pressure cooker and pour 7 to 8 cups of water.
4. Place it over low/medium flame and cook until 3 to 4 whistles or until the rice is cooked.
5. Remove the lid. Add sugar and milk.
6. Stir well.
7. Add the cardamoms, saffrons, almonds, cashew nuts, raisins, cherries and walnuts.
8. Stir once, gently.
9. Serve.

Sunita Karthik
Sunita Karthik
Sunitha Karthik is a food lover who loves experiment with food. She worked in BPO industry for several years before deciding to settle down with family. She is a self-taught cook who has learnt to cook by experimenting with ingredients and watching various cooking shows. Mother of two kids, she still finds time to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

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