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January 14, 2010

Chakkarai Pongal



Dear Friends,
Wish you and your family a very Happy Pongal!

Chakkarai Pongal(Rice and mung dal cooked together and sweetened with jaggery) is every South Indian's favorite! I am sharing my family recipe with you all.

Serves 3
Ingredients:
Raw Rice-1/2 cup
Mung Dal-2 tbsp
Milk-1/2 cup
Jaggery-1 cup(crushed or grated)
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
Edible Camphor(optional)-a pinch
Ghee-2-3 tbsp
Cashews-10
Raisins-1 tbsp

Method:
Pressure cook rice and mung dal together with milk and 1.5 cups of water for 5-6 whistles. Set aside.
Add 1 cup of water to jaggery. Heat till it dissolves completely. Strain the syrup.
Add this syrup to the cooked rice. Turn on the heat and keep stirring till the mixture thickens(about 5 minutes on low flame).
Add cardamom and edible camphor. Mix well.
Roast cashews and raisins in ghee and pour on top.

38 comments:

  1. I made the same yesterday .. did not have any cashews though :(
    Do you find that the jaggery here does not give the same colour as the ones in India? I find the jaggery in India gives a darker, richer colour.

    - Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

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  2. Yummy chakra Pongal mahi :) love the cashews and raisins on top.

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  3. Happy Pogal..yummy yum yum sweet pongal u got there and nice click too:)

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  4. wowowowo! Yummoo! Looks soo rich ..Love that !Happy Pongal dear!

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  5. A Very Hppy Pongal To U Da kanna.

    I GIVE U 100 MARKS FOR THIS PREPARATION.A BONUS MARK FOR ROASTING THE CASHEWS SO WELL.

    MAY GOD BLESS U MA.

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  6. A Very Happy Pongal To U Da Kanna.


    I give u 100 marks for this preparation .a bonus mark for roating the cashews so well.

    MAY GOD BLESS U MA.

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  7. That looks yummmmm.happy pongal to you and your family .

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  8. Happy Pongal Mahi.... the pongal is looking delicious.. and lovely click.

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  9. Perfect color and consistency of pongal.....Liked the background of the pic! Creamya richa iruku paka that I want to grab that bowl right now! :)

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  10. looks delicious.. happy pongal!

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  11. Pretty presentation,happy pongal to you!

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  12. Happy Pongal Mahima! Chakkarai pongal looks rich and very festive!

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  13. yummy pongal mahi....looks super delicious with those fried nuts

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  14. Happy Pongal mahi... Looks delicious...

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  15. Beautiful clicks dear..Tempting chakkarai pongal.

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  16. Lovely pongal there Mahi. Hope you had a great festival.

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  17. nice yummy chakkarai pongal..Happy pongal..

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  18. Hope you had a wonderful Pongal.Chakkarai Pongal looks delicious.

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  19. Happy Pongal to u :-) Perfect pic ...love the fried cashews.

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  20. Tempting sweet pongal, looks yumm..Happy pongal to u & ur family Mahi..

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  21. I want to have a bowl. Looks so sweety delish.

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  22. Looks yummy! Do drop by
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/
    when time permits

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  23. as usual perfect photography! mouth watering!

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  24. Happy pongal Mahima. Nai vadiya suda suda chakkarai pongal looks very tempting.

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  25. sweet pongal looks wonderful. A tempting dish for pongal. HAPPY PONGAL :)

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  27. Hi Mahi .. Thanks a lot for the receipe. It truned out very well.

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  28. Belated new year wishes.I am sorry i didnt participate in ur cake event as i had to go to hyd all of sudden and came back only on 14th and i didnt had net connection at mom's place.

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  29. Wow, that looks delicious! Beautiful picture :)

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  30. Pognal look delicious and nice presentation!!

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  31. Finger licking good. I never can make this right. One of our friends always treats us to this. Yours looks just perfect.

    Soma(www.ecurry.com)

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