Monday, October 14, 2013

Samai Arisi Sakkarai Pongal

#SamaiArisiSakkaraiPongal : #SamaiArisi [ or simply #Samai ], a #millet is called #LittleMillet in English. It looks like a small javvarisi ( sego ). Millets are small seeded grass plants which can be cultivated in any type of soil and grow well in rain fed regions. They are highly nutritious and rich in minerals. They are being used by our fore fathers since many many years. Cooked little millet is just like rice but tasty.

Samai Arisi sakkarai pongal [ Little millet sweet pongal ]

Ingredients :
Samai ( little millet )                          : 1/2 cup

Samai Arisi - Little Millet
Samai Arisi - Little Millet
Jaggary                                              : 1/3 cup ( adjust )
Cardamom powder                            : 1/4 tsp
Nutmeg powder                                 : 1/4 tsp
Salt                                                    : a pinch

Method :

Take samai arisi in a vessel/cooker container and wash 2 times.
Add 1 cup of water.
Take 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker.
Keep vessel containing samai inside cooker over a bottom plate.
Close the lid with weight ON.
Cook for 3 whistles and 3 minutes at SIM position.

Break jaggary into small pieces and take in a vessel.
Add half a cup of water and keep on stove.
Stir with a ladle to dissolve jaggary in water completely
Switch off and strain through a tea filter to remove any impurities.

Now keep filtered jaggary water on slow flame.
Add cooked samai and mix well.

Cook till both rice and jaggary blend well and attain required consistency.
Add ghee, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.
Fry cashews and kismis with ghee and transfer onto pongal.

Serve hot with a dash of ghee.
This sweet pongal is tastier than sweet pongal done with rice.

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Sakkarai Pongal [ Sweet Pongal ] Aval Sakkarai Pongal [Rice Flakes Sweet Pongal ] Buckwheat Sakkarai Pongal

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