Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pongal Celebrations 2012

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Wish you all a very happy Pongal :)

This is my first festival at my new nest and I enjoyed celebrating it with the beautiful family :)

Hope you all had a great day as well with loads of pomp and joy.

There are many versions of chakkara pongal and I like all of them :) Basically I have a sweet tooth and pongal is one of my favorite sweet dish.

Mom's version is with milk completely and the version that we made this year is the authentic temple style with dhall. Lucky me, got to taste both today and enjoyed them throughly :)

Checkout for the milk version here and for pongal Kolambu here.

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Rice(New rice) - 1 cup
Moong dhall - 2 tblsp
Jaggery - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 3 tblsp
Cashew nuts
Borneol ( Pacha Karpooram)



Wash rice and moong dhall together. Pressure cook them by adding 3 cups of water for 4 whistles.

Take jaggery and 1/2 cup of water in a pan and heat on low flame until the jaggery melts completely. Switch off the stove and pass through a sieve to remove dirt.

Now take a heavy bottom pan and transfer the jaggery liquid and the cooked rice and dhall to it. Add milk and stir well. Close the pan with a lid and cook until it becomes thick. Stir in equal intervals to avoid it getting stuck to the bottom of the pan.

Fry cashews and raisins in ghee and mix it to the pongal. Finally add a pinch of cardamom and pacha karpooram and stir once.

Delicious chakkara pongal is ready.

Enjoy it hot :)

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Miniature pongal at home :P

Written by: Nithya
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Chitra said...

Happy pongal.LOved the miniature pongal..very cute :)

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Happy Pongal..looks yummy also luved the miniature pongal..

Kalyani said...

Wish you every happiness and cheer for the new year in your new hearth!

Happy Pongal !

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Aarthi said...

awesome pongal...I love that set of miniature pongal...

Happy Pongal


NiVi said...

i love the clicks.. especially the miniature version.. Happy Pongal :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Luved the first click...pongal looks yum

Priya said...

Glad to hear you are having a fabulous pongal feast in ur new nest, enjoy dearie..Lovely miniature pongal.

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

happy pongal to you Nithi.... The set looks awesome, tiny and cute.

the pics are as usual beautiful!

Jayashree said...

A very happy pongal to you Nitya......beautiful pics as always.

Swathi Kalaiselvan said...


Recently I saw your blog.. Its very nice.. Keep rocking...


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Sreevalli said...

Beautiful clicks & yummy pongal..

Vidhya said...

Happy (Belated) Thala Pongal Nithya. Chakara Pongal looks yummy and loved the miniature

Archana said...

love the miniature pongal.
Happy pongal to u

Ranveer Patil said...

Your blog was too good. i really appreciate with your blog.Thanks for sharing.
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