Actually i wanted to post this recipe before krishna jayanthy but i didn't get time to make it. But i made this on krishna jayanthy and i took pics of it. So here i am sharing you the recipe so you can make it for another upcoming festival. Mean while you can check out my sweet pongal recipe and kalkandu pongal recipe(this one is my fav)
This is not the traditional way of making this dish. The traditional recipe calls for jaggery. I will share that recipe soon.I used sugar in this recipe and it turned out so tasty. Also the little saffron added in this makes it so flavourful and exotic..
I hope you will try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Soaking Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 45 min to 1 hour
Serves : 5 to 6
Basmati Rice - 1/2 cup
Yellow Split Moongdal / Pasiparuppu - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Milk - 3 cup
Water - 1 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
Saffron a pinch
Cashews - 10
Kishmish - 15
Wash rice and dal together and soak them for 30 mins. Soak saffron in 1 tblspn of milk.
Now take a heavy bottom pan, add in a tsp of ghee. Add the soaked drained rice and dal and fry for few mins.
Now add in milk and water. Bring it to boil, simmer the stove and cook on a low heat for 30 to 35 mins till the rice and dal is completely cooked and mashed up. Keep stiring often.
Now add in sugar and some more milk if needed. Keep stiring, or it will burn.
Once everything is mixed and the mixture has got thick, add in cardamom powder and saffron milk. Mix well.
Now fry cashews and kishmish in ghee and pour that over the rice.
Let it cool so it will get even thicker and then Serve.
|Take your ingredients|
|Soak some saffron in milk|
|Take rice and moong dal in a bowl|
|wash them well and soak them for 30 mins|
|Now heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan|
|add in rice and dal|
|fry for few mins|
|add in milk|
|and some water|
|cook it while stiring often till the rice and dal is completely cooked and mashed up|
|I transfered it to a bigger pan|
|add in more milk|
|mix well and keep cooking|
|finally add in cardamom powder|
|saffron soaked milk|
|When your allow it to cool down a little it will get thick|
|heat ghee in a small pan|
|add in cashews and kishmish|
|pour that over the rice|