Monday, January 15, 2007

Akkara vadisal - a pongal special

Wishing you all very very happy pongal...


Rice - 1/4cup
Channa dal/Kadalai paruppu - 1/4 cup
Moong dal/Pasi paruppu - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Jaggery/Vellam - 1/2cup(Use according to your sweet tooth)
Cardamom powder - 1tsp
Saffron - few strands
Cashew nuts - 5
Raisins - 5
2% Milk - 1 cup
Water - as needed.


In a pan heat 1 tbsp of ghee and fry channa dal and moong dal separately.Boil jaggery with 1 cup of water and pass it through a sieve to remove any sand.In a pressure cooker, add cleaned rice, channa dal, moong dal, jaggery water, milk,cardamom powder, saffron and enough water.Pressure cook them for about 6-8 whistles.(changes according to your cooker).In a pan, heat 1 tbsp of ghee and fry raisins and cashews.Pour these into the pongal and serve.

Tips: Use Thiruniru/basmam/vibhuthi for cleaning Vizhakku/oil lamps.This will help remove the black colored oil remains on the lamp.


Anonymous said...

hai maheshwari
happy pongal

USHA said...

Hi Maheswari,

Thats the nice tip from you, actually my silver vilakku has become littlebit dark after coming here...

Even during scrubing i can't brush all the edges,as few are very sharp.Let me try this tip.My mom use to do in home,i forget totally,after reading yours,i recalled.
Thanks dear

FH said...

Hopr you had a great day.I was busy cooking for you,so no blog surfing yesterday!
I love the photo,Ganesha is cute and the dish looks fab.I will make this for Shivratri.

Rashmi said...

Divinely Picture.

swapna susarla said...

hi maheswari
happy pongal..
sweet dish is looking great..will try this...

Seema Bhat said...

This recipe is new to me . Looks yummy and rich. Gottu try it out
Thanx babe