This sweet is a balanced diet having all the nutrients required. It is quite simple to prepare even for beginners.
Cooking time 20 minutes.
Rice 3/4 cup
Moongdal 1/4 cup.
Jaggery 1 and 1/2 cups.
Ghee 2 tablespoons.
Cardamom 2 nos (powdered).
Cashew nuts 6 pieces.
Dry grapes 10 nos.
Wash and cook the rice and dal with enough water in a pressure cooker. Chop the jaggery, add 1/2 cup water and cook in a medium flame. When the jaggery melts you can strain to remove impurities. Place the syrup back to heating in medium flame. Keep stirring continously till the syrup forms a thread when dropped. Mash the cooked rice adding the ghee. Add the mashed rice to the syrup and mix well on a low flame. Cook on a low flame stirring well to blend the pongal for 3 minutes. Add cardamom and garnish with roasted cashew and dry grapes.
If you like to use milk in this recipe, add 1 cup milk while mashing the rice with ghee.
The amount of ghee mentioned here is minimum, For weight concious people. you add more ghee if you like.
More jaggery can be added to suit your taste.