Chakkara Pongal

Sankranti special chakkara pongal with oodles of ghee. Aroma of chakkara pongal takes me to tirupati temple. Chakkara pongal is made as naivedyam at temples of south India.Temple prasadam tastes divine. By the grace of Venkateshwara swamy I tried my best. Sankranti festival is amazing in villages. Please look into the crafts which I displayed alongside chakkara pongal, bought from Lepakshi Tirupati.These crafts depict traditional ways of cooking.

Ingredients :

  • ½ cup rice
  • ¼ cup moong daal
  • 4 cardamom and 1 clove
  • ¾ cup of Jaggery
  • ½ cup ghee
  • ½ cup(cashew & raisins)

Procedure :

  1. Dry roast rice and moong daal, then add 3 cups of water. Cook until mushy.
  2. Crush cardamom and clove, keep aside.
  3. Fry Cashew and raisins in ghee and keep aside.
  4. Melt Jaggery in half a cup of water.
  5. Add cooked rice,daal,crushed cardamom, and fried nuts. Mix everything.
  6. Best when it is hot.

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