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10 December 2012,02:37 by
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CHAKKARAI PONGAL (SWEET PONGAL)

Serves :
4

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
25 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Put the rice into a large pan. Add the milk and stir for a couple of minutes over low-medium heat.
  • Add the sugar, saffron, cardamoms, camphor and raisins. Stir all the ingredients and let the rice simmer covered over low heat for about 5 minutes. Open the pan and stir frequently.
  • Mix in 2 tablespoon of ghee, cover pan and continue simmering for 5-10 minutes longer.
  • Fry cashew nuts to a golden brown in ½ tablespoon of ghee and add to the rice when it is cooked.

INGREDIENTS

  • 150 grams extra long-grained rice, rinsed, soaked, drained, cooked and mashed to creamy consistency
  • 500 ml boiled milk
  • 250 grams dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon seedless golden raisins
  • 50 grams ghee
  • 30 grams raw cashew nuts
  • Few saffron strands
  • ½ teaspoon green cardamoms
  • Small piece of crystalline camphor

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