Saturday, January 24, 2015

Kuthiraivaali-Sakkarai-Pongal

#KuthiraivaaliSakkaraiPongal  #BarnyardmilletSweetPongal : #Kuthiraivaali is known as #barnyardmillet in English. It is known as #Bhagar in Chhattisgarh.
Kuthiraivaali is gluten free and rich in fiber.
We have already seen variety of recipes with barnyardmillet.
Now let me present a recipe to prepare sweet pongal with kuthiraivaali rice.

Kuthiraivaali Skkarai Pongal [ Barnyard Millet Sweet Pongal ]


Ingredients :
1/2 CupKuthiraivaali Rice
1/4 CupGreen gram split [ moong dhal ]
1/2 CupMilk


1 pinchSalt
1 CupJaggery [ adjust ]
4Cardamom
a small pieceNutmeg
2 TspSugar
1 pinchEdible Camphor [ Pachai karpooram ]
4 TspGhee
4 - 5Cashew nuts
5 - 6Almond

Method :
Soak almonds in water for 4 to 5 hours.
After that remove the skin and finely chop them.
Keep aside.

Powder sugar, cardamom & nutmeg in a mixie or using a mortar & pestle.
Keep aside.

Wash kuthiraivaali rice and dhal together in a vessel and drain the water completely.
Add 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of milk into the vessel.
Take a cup of water in a pressure cooker.
Place the bottom plate.
Then keep the vessel with kuthiraivaali and dhal inside the cooker.

Close the lid and put the weight over the nozzle of the cooker.
Allow 3 whistles, reduce the flame and cook for 5 minutes at SIM.
Open the cooker only after it ran out of steam.

In the mean time dissolve jaggery in hot water.
Strain through a filter to remove impurities.
Keep aside.

Fry cashew nut pieces with ghee in a kadai till they turn golden.
Set aside.


Heat a heavy bottomed vessel on a stove over slow flame.
After opening the cooker lid take out the vessel containing cooked kuthiraivaali & dhal.
Mash with a ladle and transfer into the vessel on the stove.

Add jaggery water & a pinch of salt and stir well.
Keep stirring for 8 to 10 minutes or until all blend together.

Finally add cardamom-nutmeg powder and 3 Tsp of ghee.
Then add finely chopped almonds.
Mix well.
Turnoff the stove and then add edible camphor after crushing it between fingers.
Mix well.
Kuthiraivaali Skkarai Pongal [ Barnyard Millet Sweet Pongal ] Kuthiraivaali Skkarai Pongal [ Barnyard Millet Sweet Pongal ]
Tasty yummy kuthiraivaali sweet pongal is ready.
Fill the serving bowls with hot sweet pongal topping with a dash of ghee.
Garnish with roasted cashew nuts.
mm... enjoy!!

Kuthiraivaali Skkarai Pongal [ Barnyard Millet Sweet Pongal ]




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