Here’s wishing you all a very Happy and Cheerful Christmas & Happy Holidays! Celebrating the Lord’s birthday with this sweet dish as an offering to HIM!
Sweet Pongal is a sweet, pudding-like dish that is traditionally prepared in South India for the harvest festival of Makar Sankranti festival celebrated on January 14th. In the rural villages people gather in front of their homes and cook the ‘sweet pongal’ in earthen clay pots.
This sweet is also prepared as ‘naivedyam’ or ‘prasadam’ as an offering to God during various festivals of India.
Method for making Celebrating Christmas Eve with Sweet Pongal
Dry roast whole green gram dal till light brown in colour. Remove from fire.
Wash rice. Pressure cook the rice and dal till it becomes very soft and mushy. Alternately you can cook the rice and green gram dal with 3 1/4 cups of water over stove top and set aside.
Cook jaggery in half cup of water till it dissolves completely.
Add the cooked rice and dal to the jaggery and cook on low flame for few minutes. Turn off heat.
Heat ghee and add the cashew nuts and raisins and fry till brown and add these along with the ghee to the sweet pongal. Now add the cardamom powder and mix well.
It can be served hot or cold.
By Sailu Published:
Sweet Pongal is a sweet, pudding-like dish that is traditionally prepared in South India for the harvest festival of Makar Sankranti festival celebrated on January 14th.
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