Sweet Pongal Andhra Style

3/4 cup rice
1/4 cup green gram lentil (pesarapappu)
1 cup Jaggery, mash it to powder
4-5 cardamom (grind to powder)
Split almonds, raisins, cashews for garnishing
2 tbsp dry coconut flakes
4 tbsp ghee
1 pinch salt
1 cup milk

  1. Soak rice and green gram dal for 15min
  2. In a heavy bottomed vessel, add 3 cups of water and 1 cup of milk and bring it to boil
  3. Add rice and green gram dal and cook on medium flame till rice and dal are soft and mushy
  4. Reduce flame and add jaggery, a pinch of salt and cook for 5 minutes
  5. Meanwhile in another pan, add ghee and when it is hot, add all the raisins and cocunut flakes and fry till golden brown
  6. Add this mixture to the rice and mix well
  7. Turn off the heat and garnish with cardamom powder

Very tasty sweet pongal is ready!  Serve with muddapappu, ghee and raw tamarind chutney combination!

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