Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chakara Pongal


1 Cup Rice
1/2 Cup Dry roasted Moong dal [Yellow split bean]
3 Cups Milk
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1 Cup Water
1 tsp Cardamom powder (optional)
1 pinch Pepper powder (optional)
Dry fruits sauteed in Ghee or Unsalted butter
1 tbsp Ghee


1. Pressure cook rice and moong dal with 3 cups milk and 1 cup water to obtain a soft consistency.

2. Heat sugar,once it melts add the pressure cooked soft mass. Cook on low flame for about 5 minutes.

3. Add ghee and pepper powder(optional) mix well.

4. Remove from flame, add the sauteed dried fruits and sprinkle cardamom powder(optional).

Tastes better when served warm.

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