Saturday, January 11, 2014

Karumppu Pongal / Sugarcane Pongal

Sugarcane is the most honourable gentleman in Pongal Celebration; it is the symbol and joy of Pongal celebration. How shall it be good to omit this personality from cooking?, so add his flavour in your Pongal and named as "Karumbu (Sugarcane) Pongal." 

Sugarcane juice – 2 ½ litre
Peeled big chunk of sugarcane - ½
Rawrice – 500g
Moong dal – 30g
Ghee – 100ml
Cashewnuts – 30g
Cardamom Powder – 30g
Dry ginger – 1 tbsp
Raisins – 2 tbsp

Method of preparation

1.     Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, put cashewnuts, raisins, dry ginger and cardamom powder. Fry it.

2.     Add the water soaked and drained raw rice and moong dal. Fry it ghee well. Add the sugarcane juice and wait till boil. Add the sugarcane pieces, stir. Next close the cooker with lid and wait for 4 whistles.

3.     When you remove the lid, pour enough ghee and stir all around.

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